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Coronavirus – Uganda: Update on the Covid-19 Outbreak In Uganda

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A total of 63 samples have tested Negative for COVID-19 at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI).

To date, a cumulative of 11510 samples have been tested for COVID-19. The total number of COVID-19 confirmed cases in the country still stands at 44.

A total of 1,002 are under follow up in institutional quarantine. A total of 695 contacts to the confirmed cases are under follow up.

All the 44 confirmed COVID-19 cases are in stable condition at Mulago National Specialized Hospital, Entebbe Grade B Hospital, Adjumani and Hoima hospitals. Uganda has NOT registered any COVID-19 related death.

The Ministry continues to appeal to the general population to remain calm but vigilant and practice the preventive measures. Wash your hands w ith soap and water or use an alcohol based hand rub at least three times a day, maintain a social distance of at least 4 meters and if you have flu like symptoms, cover your nose and mouth with a mask.

Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, The Minister of Health of Uganda

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