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Uganda Virus Research Institute

REPUBLIC OF UGANDA

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The MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit receives £2.7 million from the MRC/UKRI to support Uganda’s COVID-19 national response plan.

The MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit has received £2.7 million from the MRC/UKRI to support Uganda’s COVID-19 national response plan through diagnostic testing, sequencing, clinical support and community-based surveillance.

COVID-19 daily update 08-06-2020

Results from samples tested on 08 June 2020 confirm 11 new COVID-19 cases. The total number of confirmed cases is now 657. All new confirmed cases are Ugandans. 5 cases are truck drivers from Malaba and Elegu, while the other 6 cases are among contacts and alerts from Amuru and Kyotera Districts. All samples of health workers tested negative for COVID-19.

COVID-19 daily update 14-05-2020

Twenty-One (21) new COVID-19 cases confirmed from 1,593 samples of truck drivers. This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in Uganda to 160. The new cases include: Ugandans, Kenyans, Tanzanians and South Sudanese who arrived via Mutukula, Busia and Elegu borders. All 303 community samples have tested negative for COVID-19. Total samples tested today was 1,896.

COVID-19 daily update 13-05-2020

Thirteen (13) new COVID-19 cases confirmed from 1,741 samples of truck drivers bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in Uganda to 139. The new cases are 7 Ugandans, 5 Kenyans and 1 Eritrean who arrived from Tanzania, South Sudan and Kenya via Mutukula, Elegu and Malaba. All 363 community samples tested negative for COVID-19. Total samples tested at UVRI were 2,104.

COVID-19 daily update 12-05-2020

Four (4) new COVID-19 cases confirmed from 1,478 samples of truck drivers. This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases to 126 in Uganda. The new cases include: 2 Ugandans, 1 Kenyan who arrived via Elegu and 1 Tanzanian who arrived via Mutukula border. All 233 community samples tested negative for COVID-19.  Total samples tested were 1,711.

COVID-19 daily update 10-05-2020

Five (5) new COVID-19 cases confirmed from 1,498 samples of truck drivers. This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases to 121 in Uganda. The new cases are: 2 Ugandan and 3 Kenyan truck drivers who arrived via Elegu and Malaba Points of Entry. All 341 community samples tested negative for COVID-19. Total samples tested today at UVRI was 1,839.

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