KAMPALA — Ministry of Heath has announced that all the 639 samples on Easter Monday returned negative for coronavirus.
“Good news coming in from @UVRIug today. 639 samples have been tested and all were NEGATIVE for COVID-19.
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 still stands at 54 in Uganda,” the Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng wrote on Monday night.
“Please practice preventive measures and adhere to our guidelines,” she added.
Three more patients who were among the confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been discharged from Entebbe Grade B hospital after completing successful treatment.
The total number of active confirmed cases for COVID-19 has now dropped from 54 to 47 according to a press release from the Ministry of Health.
All the 47 confirmed COVID-19 cases are in stable condition in Mulago National Specialised hospital, Entebbe Grade B hospital, case in Adjumani and case in Hoima.
Uganda has not registered any COVID-19 related death.
The ministry also says a total of 231 individuals are still in institutional quarantine, 1302 cumulative contacts were listed while 537 contacts to confirmed cases have completed 14 days followup.
729 contacts to confirmed cases are currently under follow up with a cumulative of 5,664 samples have been tested, according to authorities.
The government has been emboldened by the rising negative cases in the test samples tested everyday, raising hope that the country is winning the battle against the virus.
President Museveni is expected to announce the extension new measures including a possibility of extending the lockdown in his address on Tuesday midday announced by his press secretary, Don Wanyama.