KAMPALA — All the 2,255 samples tested on Monday April 27 by the Uganda Research Institute turned out negative, the Ministry of Health has announced.
This means that the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases remain 79 and no death has been registered yet.
According the statement from the MoH, 319 samples were from the community while 2238 samples were of truck drivers at the boarder points of entry.
“18 confirmed cases are under treatment in stable condition in different hospitals. Two are at Mulago Hospital, nine at Entebbe Hospital, four at Arua Regional Referral Hospital, one at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital, one at Masaka Regional Referral Hospital, and one at Kabale Regional Referral Hospital,” the statement reads in part.
The statement signed by Dr. Henry Mwebesa, the Director General Health Services at MoU, further explains that the total of 47 patients who have since recovered from COVID-19 have been discharged from hospital.
Out of the confirmed foreign truck drivers, eight Tanzanian and six Kenyan have returned to their respective countries.
President Museveni is expected to address the country on Tuesday April 28, to ease lockdown restrictions.