The Ministry of Health confirms four (4) new cases of COVID-19 out of the 300 samples that were tested at Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI). This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases to 52 in the country. 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:
1. A 22 year old Ugandan male, resident of Kikokiro, Wakiso who arrived from Dubai, UAE on 22nd March, 2020
2. A 66 year old Ugandan female, resident of Luzira, Kampala who arrived from Dubai, UAE on 22nd March 2020
3. A 65 year old Ugandan female, resident of Jinja who arrived from Dubai, UAE on 22nd March 2020
4. A 26 year old Ugandan male, resident of Rubaga, Kampala who arrived from Dubai, UAE on 22nd March 2020
377 individuals have been discharged from institutional quarantine. A total of 602 are under institutional quarantine while 834 contacts to the confirmed cases are under follow up.
All the 48 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 of health continues to appeal to the population to remain calm but vigilant, practice the preventive measures and stay at home.Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health – Republic of Uganda.