Uganda’s Coronavirus cases rise to 56 as one more person tests positive

By :
Baluku Geoffrey

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Kampala – Uganda has confirmed one new case of coronavirus, bringing the national tally to 56, Health Minister Aceng announced Monday night.

Dr Jane Ruth Aceng said the new case was of a Burundian refugee who arrived Uganda from Tanzania.

“1 new case confirmed today, out of 1,117 samples tested at Uganda Virus Research Institute. The new case, a 46-year-old Burundian refugee arrived from Tanzania and was under quarantine at the time of test,” Dr Aceng posted on twitter Monday, April 20.

According to Dr. Aceng this new case, brings the total cumulative COVID-19 cases in Uganda to 56.

Out of the 56 cases, Africa Tembelea understands that 38 have been discharged after they recovered from the virus.

Uganda remains one of those countries that has not registered and death related to COVID-19, and all active cases are in stable condition at different designated hospitals.

As of Monday, April 20, 2020, some 2,475,440 cases of the infection had been recorded globally out of which 170,069 people had succumbed while some 645,214 had recovered.

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