COVID-19: Uganda coronavirus cases hit 52 as four more test positive

By :
Baluku Geoffrey

Kampala – Uganda’s coronavirus cases have increased to 52 after four more people tested positive to COVID-19, Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng has announced.

Dr. Jane Aceng, revealed that the new cases are Ugandans who returned from Dubai, UAE on 22nd March 2020.

“Out of 300 samples tested today, 4 are positive for COVID-19. This brings the total number of COVID-19 confirmed cases to 52 in the country.  Let us stay home and stay safe,” she said.

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According to Dr Aceng, testing of suspected cases has helped stop the spread of the disease. So far, over 2,900 samples have been tested at the Uganda Virus Research Institute.

She, urged the public to continue observing the measures advised such as social distancing and regularly washing hands with soap and water.

The health ministry, confirms that all COVID-19 cases are stable and receiving treatment at Mulago National Referral Hospital, Hoima, Adjumani and Entebbe Grade B Hospital. So far Uganda has not reported any cases of recovered or dead patients from the virus.

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