KAMPALA: Uganda Ministry of Health has announced 13 new #Covid-19 cases from truck drivers as the total number of patients hit 139.
“Today, May 13, 2020, new #Covid-19 cases confirmed from 1,741 samples of truck drivers bringing the total number of Coronavirus cases to 139. The new cases are seven Ugandans, five Kenyans and one Eritreans who arrived from Tanzania, South Sudan and Kenya via Mutukula, Elegu and Malaba”.
The ministry furthered said all 363 community samples tested negative for #Covid-19.
Over 55 Ugandans and some foreign truck drivers have been discharged after successfully undergoing treatment.
Cases of Coronavirus were first reported in December last year in the Chinese city of Wuhan where it originated before hitting other parts of the world.