COVID-19: Uganda has reported 84 new cases of Covid-19, the highest number registered in a single day ever since the first case was confirmed in the East African country in March this year.
The Ministry of Health on Sunday morning said the country’s total number of confirmed cases had risen to 413.
Of these, 52 cases are truck drivers, 50 of whom arrived from South Sudan via Elegu, while two arrived from Kenya through Busia.
Additionally, 32 cases are contacts to previously confirmed cases.
“All were under quarantine at the time of testing,” said a statement posted on the ministry’s social media platforms.
Relatedly, 51 foreign truck drivers who tested positive at points of entry were denied entry and handed over to their country of origin.