KAMPALA – Seven frontline health workers have on Sunday, May 31 tested positive for Covid-19, the health ministry announced in a statement.
The new cases include 3 nurses, 2 doctors and 2 senior level staff.
According to health minister Ruth Aceng, 3 of the health workers were confirmed among samples tested yesterday 30 May, 2020 while four others were confirmed today making the total COVID-19 case count 417 instead of 420.
“All are admitted to Entebbe Grade B and Mulago National Specialised Hospitals and in stable condition,” said Dr. Aceng.
She revealed that a team of experts specialized in Infection, Prevention and Control (IPC), case management and psychological management are currently in the various places where health workers tested positive to evaluate the response and investigate what could have led to the unfortunate infection of the health workers.
“The ministry of health will provide a detailed address in the course of the week to update the nation on the status of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country,” the minister added.
Currently, there are 287 admitted COVID-19 cases in 15 Referral Hospitals in the country, who are all are in stable condition, according to Dr. Aceng.
Globally, the number of coronavirus cases topped six million Sunday, with Brazil registering nearly 500,000 confirmed cases and 28,872 fatalities.