Uganda’s COVID-19 cases rise to 88

About 50 legislators, staff in Uganda test positive for COVID-19./Getty Images

Three new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Uganda late Saturday bringing the country’s total to 88, the country’s Ministry of Health said.

Out of 2,484 samples taken, two foreign cargo drivers, one Kenyan and another Burundian tested positive for the coronavirus at the border with Kenya, the ministry said in a tweet.

It added that efforts to track the two drivers are underway. Normally the drivers are allowed to continue with their journeys after the samples are taken.

According to the ministry, the other positive case was a 22 year old male from Rakati District who has since been transferred to the neighboring Masaka district.

“He is currently staying at home with his parents and efforts to evacuate him to Masaka hospital and quarantine his parents are underway,” it said.