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84 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed, Caseload at 413

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52 cases were truck drivers who entered the country through Elegu and Busia points of entry. The highest number of cases-50 entered through the Elegu point of entry. 32 cases were contacts to previously confirmed cases that were under quarantine, according to the health ministry.
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Eighty-four new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Uganda, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 413. This is the highest number of cases that have been recorded in the country, in a single day.

The new cases were part of 1,835 samples that were tested today at Uganda Virus Research Institutes, Central Public Health Laboratory and points of entry.

52 cases were truck drivers who entered the country through Elegu and Busia points of entry. The highest number of cases-50 entered through the Elegu point of entry while 32 cases were contacts to previously confirmed cases that were under quarantine, according to the health ministry.Another 51 positive foreign truck drivers were returned to their countries of origin after they tested positive.

The high number of cases being reported in Elegu had become an issue of worry among Acholi MPs who want the entire Elegu town to be quarantined off to stop the spread of the disease to other areas. Residents of the area, however, are not happy saying the move is not necessary.

The rising cases of COVID-19 are equally of great concern to the health ministry.  Dr Diana Atwine, the permanent secretary at the health ministry says the high number of community cases might spill into the community since some truck drivers and contacts are still being traced.

President Yoweri Museveni is expected to address the country on Monday, June 1, 2020, in his 15th COVID-19 national address. While the country had begun easing lockdown measures, with the increase in new cases, it's not clear whether more lockdown measures will be lifted.

As of today, 72 people have recovered from the disease. The country still has 341 active cases that 

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