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Uganda's coronavirus cases rise by 36 to 317

Uganda has continued to record new cases in double figures

Uganda has continued to record new cases in double figures

Uganda has recorded 36 more coronavirus cases - 24 drivers and 12 contacts to previously confirmed positive drivers. Uganda's cumulative total of confirmed cases has now risen to 317.

20 of the positive truck drivers arrived from Elegu border entry with South Sudan. 2 arrived from Malaba border with Kenya. All the 12 contacts were under quarantine at the time of testing according to the ministry of Health. 

A total of 2,230 samples were tested on Thursday, with 802 of the samples coming from the community. 26 positive foreign truckers were handed over to their countries of origin.

Below is Africa's coronavirus update from submitted figures.  

East/Central Africa

In Kenya 3 more people died, raising the total number of deaths to 58. Further, Kenya’s confirmed cases rose by 147 to 1618 from the 2,831 samples tested. All the new cases are Kenyan nationals including 87 males and 60 females. Also, a further 13 patients were discharged - raising the total number of recoveries at 421

Rwanda recorded 3 new cases from 1,766 samples tested, rising the national tally of 349. Active cases still stand 104 and the number of recoveries stands at 245.

Sudan recorded 200 new cases (total 4,346) and 11 new deaths (total 195). In Djibouti, a further 217 new cases (total 2914) and 2 new deaths (total 20). DR Congo recorded 114 new cases (total 2660) and one new death (total 69). Somalia recorded 97 new cases (total 1,828) and 5 new deaths (total 72).

In Mayotte, there 25 new cases (1,618) and 3 new deaths (total 58). Ethiopia recorded 100 new cases (total 831) and one more death (total 7). Chad registered 11 new cases (total 726) and one new death (total 65). Madagascar’s cases rose by 44 to 656.

North Africa

Egypt recorded 29 new deaths (total 845) and 1,127 new cases (total 20,793). Algeria recorded 140 new cases (total 8,997) and 7 new deaths (630). In Morocco, 42 people were confirmed positive for coronavirus. Tunisia’s cases rose by 17 to 1,068. Mauritania registered 54 new cases (total 346) and 3 new deaths (total 19).

Southern Africa

Angola’s cases rose by 3 to 74 while Malawi’s rose by 102 to 203. In Mozambique, there 6 new cases (total 233) and one new death (total 2). In Eswatini there were 7 new cases (total 279).

West Africa

Guinea’s confirmed cases rose by 278 to 3,553. Also, two more deaths were recorded, riding the total number of deaths to 22. Ivory Coast registered one more death (total 32) and another 85 new cases (total 2641).

Mali recorded 2 new deaths (total 72) and 78 new cases (total 1,194). Niger registered 3 new cases (total 955) and one more death (total 64).

In Burkina Faso, the cases rose by 2 to 847. In Sierra Leone 30 new cases, rising the cases to 812. Togo registered 27 new cases (total 422). In Liberia there 3 new cases (total 269). Guinea Bissau registered one more death, raising the total deaths to 8. Total cases stand at 1,195.

A total of 3,083 new cases and 74 new deaths were recorded in Africa on Thursday, raising the total cases to 129,721 cases. Total deaths on the continent currently stand at 3,784.


0 #1 Akao 2020-05-29 01:48
So they keep saying contacts of truck drivers but are they also testing contacts of those testing postive while in qurantine?

They are probably so many people in the community infected
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0 #2 Sabiti 2020-05-29 03:47
We clearly have reached a point where the number of new infections will keep going upwards.

In the recent days, we have been reporting double figures; soon it will be hundreds of cases per day then thousands per day. The recent trends should concern and worry all of us.
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+1 #3 WADADA rogers 2020-05-29 09:19
For those of us who were expecting the lifting of more corona virus restrictions, we had better think again, even private cars may be stopped because of the sky rocketing numbers
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0 #4 Larry james 2020-05-29 10:26
There is no stopping this thing. We all want to get back to our normal lives.

We will all eventually get sick. The same way the flu reached every corner of the world. Only God can save us.
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-1 #5 WADADA rogers 2020-05-29 11:11
I still insist that these are mind games being played, its conspiracies at their best to justify the continued lock down, to make money from donors and to delay the 2021 elections and in effect extend somebody's tenancy at state house until further notice.
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+1 #6 Amooti Mugi 2020-05-29 12:29
Quoting Sabiti:
We clearly have reached a point where the number of new infections will keep going upwards.

In th

The fantastic foolishness is at the Elegu boarder with SSudan, Malaba, Busia, Uganda's boarder with Tanzania.

At Elegu, prostitutes have conquered the authorities and can now confortable have sex on the worries in the drivers cabin, get the China Flu during the encounters and spread it to equally non vigilant Ugandans near them.

This week Observer reported two somalis from SSudan also defeated officials in Masindi Hospital and escaped into the population (we suppose)!!! If they are infected, how much fatal damage might be caused?

Soon Uganda's achievement against China flu will come to nothing if those assigned to protect the country at the boarder go to sleep at their jobs...
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0 #7 Lawrance 2020-05-29 18:25
What i know is the cases will keep on hicking up as long as the boarder points are open.

And i keep on wondering how the contacts of contact to the positive truck drivers will all be weeded. Otherwise i appreciate the struggle
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0 #8 Henry Baisi 2020-05-29 18:27
Any one worried re: Corona Virus is advised to take Blackseed OIL
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