Compiled By Markson Omagor
(Source: Ministry of Health)
Soroti Regional Referral Hospital, one of the Covid 19 treatment centers in Uganda has discharged 11 patients who have fully recovered.
The State Minister for Primary Healthcare, Dr Joyce Moriku Kaducu on Wednesday 17th June 2020 presided over the discharge of the patients.
The patients have fully recovered and have tested negative twice for COVID-19. This brings the total number of recoveries to 420.
In a related development, the Ministry of Health in a press release on Wednesday confirmed eight new cases of COVID-19 bringing the total of confirmed cases to 732.
This follows the testing of 2, 526 samples on Tuesday, June 16.
The release indicates that out of 1, 810 samples tested from points of entry, four were found positive while the other four were among the 677 samples of alerts and contacts.
Of the 39 samples taken from health workers, none was found positive.
Additionally, a total of 16 foreign truck drivers, 11 Kenyans, Three Tanzanians, one Congolese and one South Sudanese tested positive for the virus and were handed over to their respective country of origin.
According to the release, two of the confirmed cases are truck drivers who arrived from Kenya via Malaba point of entry while two cases are of a turnboy and a clearing agent from Elegu point of entry.
The other four of the confirmed cases are alerts and contacts to previously confirmed cases. These include two from Kampala who were under quarantine at the time of test, one from Moyo and a traveller who arrived from DRC through a porous border in Kasese district.
The release signed by the Director-General Health Services, Dr Henry G. Mwebesa, it states that a total of 420 COVID-19 patients have recovered. To date, Uganda has not registered any COVID-19 related death.