KAMPALA — Uganda’s confirmed coronavirus cases have risen to 54 after one more case was registered today Sunday April 12 according to the Director General Health Service at the ministry of Health, Dr. Henry Mwebesa.
Dr. Mwebesa in a statement released Sunday night said 169 samples were tested today and only one tested positive.
The case is a 34-year-old Uganda female resident of Nsambya, Kampala who arrived back from Turkey on March 21.
The statement adds that she presented with signs and symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and under institutional quarantine at the time of test.
“One new case confirmed of COVID-19 out of the 169 samples tested today at @UVRIug. The total number of confirmed cases stands at 54 in Uganda,” the Ministry announced.
“So far, 4 patients have recovered and been discharged from Entebbe Grade B Hospital on 11/04/2020 following recovery from COVID-19 #StaysafeUg #Stayhome.”
The cumulative total of COVID-19 confirmed cases in the country now jumps to 54 active infections, four of which were discharged on Saturday April 11 having fully recovered from the COVID-19.
Eighty-seven percent are imported cases, 11% are local transmissions while 2% have an unknown chain of transmission.
Updated information on the Ministry of Health indicates that a cumulative total of 1,199 contacts have been listed to date, 589 (49%) of whom have completed the mandatory 14-day follow up period and have been discharged from daily follow up.
A total of 439 high-risk travellers (654 discharged) are under institutional quarantine.