COVID-19: Uganda discharges 3 patients treated for coronavirus

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Prime Minister, Ruhakana Rugunda officially discharges 3 patients from Entebbe Grade B Hospital who were diagnosed with COVID-19 (PHOTO MoH/Nicholas Bamulanzeki)
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AT Reporter

ENTEBBE, Uganda – Three out of 53 Covid-19 patients have today, been discharged from Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital after they recovered fully from the virus.

Speaking during the discharge in Entebbe, Ugandan Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana called on the public to warmly welcome and reintegrate the discharged patients into the communities.

“These people have been properly treated and given the requisite tests and have been clearly declared healed,” Dr. Rugunda said on Saturday, April 11, adding that, it was “testimony to the great work by our dedicated health workers and H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s strategic leadership.”

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Health officials who are at the forefront of the treatment say that 15 others are to be discharged either on Sunday or Monday.

According to Health Minister Dr. Ruth Aceng, about 3,600 samples have been tested with 53 turning out to be positive since the first coronavirus case was confirmed in Uganda.

“None of the active cases that remain in hospital is in critical condition and the country has not recorded any COVID-19-related death,” she added.

Dr Aceng also revealed that one of the COVID-19 confirmed cases, a mother who delivered a baby at Entebbe Grade B Hospital last weekend was in stable condition. Her baby tested negative for COVID-19.

Africa Tembelea understands that Entebbe Grade B Hospital has been handling 31 cases while 20 cases are receiving treatment at Mulago National Specialised Hospital, with Adjumani and Hoima hospital handling one case each.

Uganda is currently under lockdown with everyone required to stay home except for critical services such as healthcare, farming, security, media, and banking. Travel between across the country has also been suspended while borders have been closed, with only cargo transportation unrestricted.

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