COVID-19 Updates: Uganda’s Cases Rise To 413, With 72 Recoveries

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda’s Cases Rise To 413, With 72 Recoveries

By Frank Kamuntu

Kampala: The Ministry of Health (MoH) continues to urge all Ugandans to wear masks, wash hands with soap or sanitizer regularly, observe the Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs), maintain social distance and practice other safety measures so as to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

This, after Ministry officials revealed that the country  registered 84 new COVID-19 infections on Saturday,  which raised the total number of confirmed cases to 413, up from 317 on Friday.

The Minister for Health Dr Jane Ruth Aceng tweeted thus on Saturday night;

“Today, 30 May, 2020, 84 new COVID-19 cases confirmed.
The total confirmed cases are now 413. (

52 cases are truck drivers: 50 arrived from South
Sudan via Elegu, while 2 arrived from Kenya via Busia

32 cases are contacts to previously confirmed cases. All were under quarantine.”

The total number of COVID-19 recoveries in Uganda
still remain 72, according to Health Officials.

It should be noted that apart from  urging all Ugandans to wear masks while public
places, the Ministry of Health advises Ugandans, especially women, to avoid all
contact with truck drivers, since they were established as the current carriers
of COVID-19 into the country.

 According to updates
from around the East African region, Kenya’s Ministry of health confirmed 143
new of COVID-19 on Saturday, just a day after posting 127 cases on Friday,
bringing the total to 1,888.

However, Rwanda registered its first COVID-19 death, according
to the Ministry of Health. The deceased was a 65-year old truck driver who was
residing in a neighbouring country.

And so far Rwanda has 359 total cases of which 250 have fully recovered and been discharged from the hospital, while the active cases stand at 108. Meanwhile Rwanda registered its first Codiv19 death on Saturday. an accessible web community

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