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Uganda Virus Research Institute


COVID-19 daily update 09-05-2020

Two (2) new COVID-19 cases confirmed from 1,913 samples of truck drivers. The new cases are: 40-year-old Kenyan and 30-year-old Uganda truck drivers who arrived via Malaba and Mirama Hills point of entry respectively. Efforts to track them are underway. All 652 community samples have tested negative for COVID-19. Total COVID-19 confirmed cases are 116. Total samples tested today: 2,565. Total number for samples tested to-date: 56,767. Total number of truck drivers who have returned to their respective countries: 31. Active cases in Uganda are 28. Among the 13 truck drivers confirmed for COVID-19 on 08 May 2020, 5 truck drivers were intercepted, evacuated and have been admitted at various hospitals in the country while 8 truck drivers self-exited to their respective countries.

The International Health Regulations (IHR) requires that every case that is tested and confirmed for a particular disease should be registered as the host country’s case. Therefore, Uganda will capture all COVID-19 foreigners as her confirmed cases, bringing the total to 116 cases for Uganda.

The total number of COVID-19 recoveries in Uganda is 55. Uganda has NOT registered any COVID-19 related death, to date. Remember to wash your hands regularly and thoroughly with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Also, continue to follow WHO guidelines on social distancing, keep at least 4 meters from the individual nearest to you.

We will keep you informed of any updates in the national and WHO guidelines as and when they arise.

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