By Elite Reporter
A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 324,000 people worldwide.
Over 4.9 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.
The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.
Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 1.5 million diagnosed cases and at least 92,149 deaths.
However, although the cases in Uganda are currently 145 according to information from the Ministry of Health, the good news is that the country has not registered a single death and so far there are 65 recorded recoveries.
The Ministry of Health tweeted on Wednesday that; “Today, 20 May, 2020, 10 new COVID-19 cases confirmed. 9 new cases are Ugandan truck drivers while 1 case is a contact to a previously confirmed truck driver.
Following a Presidential Directive of deducting all foreign truck drivers from Uganda’s total confirmed case count, the confirmed COVID-19 cases now stand at 145.
11 foreign truck drivers handed over to their country of origin
Total Foreign truck drivers handed over to their country of origin since Presidential directive: 124
Samples of truck drivers tested today: 1,264
Community samples tested: 233
Total samples tested today: 1,497