Uganda’s Covid-19 cases hit 52

300 samples of Covid-19 were tested on Sunday.

Uganda on Sunday recorded four cases of COVID-19 bringing to 52 the total number of infections in the country.

A statement by the Director General of Health Services, Dr Henry Mwebesa says 300 samples were tested but many came out negative

He said: “The confirmed cases were in quarantine at the time of test and did not show any signs and symptoms of Covid-19.”

The new cases include a 66-year-old woman resident of Luzira, a 22-year-old man a resident of Wakiso, a 26-year-old man from Rubaga and a 65-year-old man woman. All of them came from Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on March 22.

“Today, (Sunday) 377 individuals have been discharged from quarantine. A total of 602 are still under institutional quarantine while 834 contacts to the confirmed cases are under follow up,” Dr Mwebesa said.

The doctor added that all the confirmed cases are stable in different health facilities including Hoima and AdjumaniHospitals, Entebbe Grade B Hospital and Mulago Specialised Hospital.

Health Minister, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng addressing journalists about COVID-19 in Kampala on Sunday night.

Health Minister, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, reiterated President Yoweri Museveni’s advice to stay home and safe.

President Museveni promised to inform Ugandans more about the current situation on Tuesday, according to his tweet.


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