Coronavirus Update: Monday’s 2557 samples in Uganda return negative for COVID-19

Dr Henry Mwebesa /File Photo
By :
AT Reporter

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KAMPALA — All Mondays’ 2,557 samples have tested negative at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI), the health ministry said in a statement.

Out of 2,557 tested on Monday, the Director health services, Dr. Henry Mwebesa says, 329 were from the community while 2,238 were from truck drivers at the border points.

Dr. Mwebesa said that the 18 admitted covid-19 cases are all in stable condition at Mulago National Hospital (2), Entebbe Grade B Hospital (9), Arua Regional Referral Hospital (4), Jinja Referral Hospital (1), Masaka Regional Referreal Hospital (1) and Kabale Regional Referral Hospital (1).

“A total of 47 patients have since recovered from COVID-19 and have been discharged from hospital,” he added.

He also revealed that out of the confirmed foreign truck drivers, 6 kenyans and 8 Tanzanians have since returned to their respective countries

As of Monday, April 27, Uganda.s confirmed cumulative cases still stand at 79, of these, 47 have recovered.

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