Uganda has reported 14 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the East African country to 212, according to a Ministry of Health statement issued on Monday.
Tests were conducted, on Sunday, on 1,739 samples collected from cross-border cargo truck drivers, contacts of the previously confirmed cases and community, the statement said.
“All new cases are contacts to previously confirmed truck drivers.
“All contacts were under quarantine at the time of test,’’ the statement said.
A total of five foreign truck drivers, all Tanzanians, who tested positive for the virus at Uganda’s Mutukula border, were handed over to their country of origin, the ministry said.
Out of the 212 COVID-19 cases, 68 have recovered and no one has died of the respiratory disease, the statement said.