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More two COVID-19 case confirmed in Uganda total to 63

Uganda has confirmed two (2) more case of COVID-19 bringing the total to 64. 

One case was from 550 samples taken from the community and quarantine centers and one (1) case from 764 samples tested from truck drivers at border points of entry. 1,296 run today at Uganda Virus Research Institute.

Todays confirmed cases.

A 43 year ols Tanzanian male, truck driver who arrived from Tanzania on 17th April, 2020. However, he was a contact of the Tanzanian truck driver who tested positive on 17th April 2020, as they travelled in the same vehicle. Because of his close contact with that confirmed case, the Ministry decided to quarantine him at Mulago hospital. A test conducted on him today tested positive for COVID-19. He did ot have any signs and symptoms during quarantine.

Another case is a 35 year old Tanzanian truck driver who arrived at Mutukula border post from Dar-es-Salam, Tanzania. He did not have any signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Arranegments to evacuate him to Entebbe Grade B hospital are underway.

Hospital discharges

Today, a total of 7 patients were discharged, 3 from Mulago National Specialised Hospital and 4 from Entebbe Grade B. Each tested negative twice for COVID-19, at intertvals of 24 hours. The cumulative total of discharged patients is 45.

No Suspected case of COVID-19 at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital

Contrary to social media allegation that Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital, the Ministry of health clarified that the individual being reffered to is a truck driver who arrived from Kenya through Malaba border post. He was tested for COVID-19 and his results were negative.  


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