Uganda confirms 13 new COVID-19 cases

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A man wearing a mask as a preventive measure against the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus walks in an empty taxi park in Kampala, Uganda, on March 26, 2020. PHOTO | BADRU KATUMBA | AFP
A man wearing a mask as a preventive measure against the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus walks in an empty taxi park in Kampala, Uganda, on March 26, 2020. PHOTO | BADRU KATUMBA | AFP

Uganda has reported 13 new cases of COVID-19, taking its total to 139, Health Minister Ruth Aceng said Wednesday.

Of the 1,741 samples collected from truck drivers, 13 have tested positive for the virus, Aceng said in a tweet, adding that the new cases involved seven Ugandans, five Kenyans and an Eritrean.

All 363 community samples have tested negative for COVID-19, according to the minister.

Of the 139 confirmed COVID-19 cases, at least 55 patients have recovered, according to ministry data.

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