21 more truck drivers have today tested positive for coronavirus disease to take Uganda’s tally to 160 confirmed cases.
The new cases include 8 Kenyans, 7 Tanzanians, 5 Ugandans and one South Sudanese who entered Uganda via various border entry points at Mutukula, Busia and Elegu.
A total of 1,896 samples were tested and all 303 community samples tested negative. The total number of recoveries have also increased to 63 cases.
Meanwhile, Kenya's cases rose to 758 after another 21 new cases out of the 1,486 samples and 2 new deaths (42 total) were registered on Thursday.
Kenya's recoveries rose by three to 284. The 8 Tanzanian truck drivers who tested positive at Namanga and Isebania borders were denied entry into Kenya. To date, Kenya has tested 36,918 samples.
Rwanda today recorded no new case out of the 895 samples tested while 4 more patients recovered from coronavirus to take the total number of recoveries at 168. There were no updates from Burundi and Tanzania whose cases still stand at 15 and 509 cases respectively.
Total cases stand at 76,189 as of May 14. The continent registered 56 new deaths and 2,216 new cases. South Africa registered 665 new cases and 19 new deaths.
Egypt had 398 new cases and 15 new deaths in Egypt. Algeria registered 7 new deaths and 189 new cases. Zambia registered 208 new cases to take its national tally to 654. DR Congo’s cases rose by 73 cases to 1,242.
The USA recorded 1,387 new deaths and 19,504 new cases. Spain had 217 new deaths and 1,551 new cases. The UK registered 428 new deaths and 3,446 new cases. Brazil registered 460 new deaths and 8681 new deaths.