The Total of COVID-19 positive cases have now risen to 203. The new cases include 17 Ugandans, 14 Kenyans, 5 Tanzanians, 2 Burundians, 4 Eritreans and one unknown.
The new cases that were registered out of the 43, 28 came from that from the Elegu border point; 15 Ugandans, 9 Kenyans and 4 Eritreans tested positive for the virus.
Where as at the Mutukula border point; 5 Tanzanians and one Burundian national tested positive while at the Malaba border point, 5 Kenyans, two Ugandans, one Burundian and another driver whose nationality is yet to be revealed tested positive.
A total of 2,558 samples were tested on Friday, and all the 720 community samples tested negative. Meanwhile 63 cases have since recorded with no single death.
Meanwhile, Among confirmed 203 coronavirus cases, 143 are from truck drivers of which 57 Kenyans, 42 Ugandans, 31 Tanzanians, 7 Eritreans, 3 Burundians, one South Sudanese, one Rwandans and one yet to be identified.
According to Atek Kagirita the COVID-19 incident commander the spike in the covid-19 cases is caused by the truck driver entry in the country, therefore they working to making the testing process faster especially at the border points.
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