Coronavirus – Uganda: 10 discharged as the country records a new new case of COVID-19

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Eight out of the 11 members of the Watoto children’s choir have been discharged from hospital after recovering from COVID-19. The eight include five children from the Watoto choir and three of their attendants.

Also discharged today was a bodaboda rider from Kasubi and one from Kalangala who have both undergone treatment at Entebbe Grade B hospital and tested negative for coronavirus disease. This brings the total number of recoveries to 38.

On Sunday April 19, Uganda discharged six more patients including a baby who have recovered from COVID-19 after treatment.

Mr. Emmanuel Ainebyoona, the Ministry of Health Spokesman, said that those discharged include 3 males and 3 females.

Mr. Emmanuel Ainebyoona, the Ministry of Health Spokesman

17 patients were last week discharged from Mulago National Referral Hospital in the capital Kampala and one from Hoima Regional Referral Hospital in the western part of the country.

The first group of recovered COVID-19 patients, including the index case, was discharged Saturday 11th April 2020, from Entebbe hospital.

“All the discharged patients tested negative twice for COVID-19. We are now remaining with 17 active cases in the country,” the Ministry said in a statement.

Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, Uganda’s Health Minister

This comes at a time when the Ministry of Health yesterday confirmed one new case of COVID-19 in Uganda out of the 1177 samples tested on Monday April 20 at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI).

The new case is a 46-year-old Burundian refugee who arrived from neighboring Tanzania via Mutukula.

The new cases brings to 56, the number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Ministry of Health said via Twitter that the man quarantined in Rakai District.

The health ministry is currently testing all truck drivers (cargo transporters) for COVID-19 who came into the country via the various points of entry.

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