KAMPALA — State Minister in charge of Primary Health Care, Joyce Moriku has officially discharged one patient from Adjumani Hospital who was positive for COVID-19.
The Ministry said the patient tested negative twice for COVID-19 after 14 days of treatment.
Adjumani Hospital had only one COVID-19 patient who has now been discharged.
“The remaining 46 active COVID-19 cases are in Mulago, Entebbe Grade B and Hoima hospitals,” the Ministry of Health said
The total number of recoveries now stands at 8.
The cumulative confirmed number of COVID-19 cases stands at 54 with no confirmed death.
Uganda on Easter Monday also confirmed the recovery of three more COVID-19 patients who were discharged from Entebbe Grade B treatment facility.
President Yoweri Museveni has announced that Uganda’s lockdown will be extended for anorher 21 days (three weeks).
The President, while addressing the country on Tuesday April 14, acknowledged that Uganda was not prepared for a crisis that has killed several people worldwide.
The 21-day lockdown extension runs till May 5, 2020 as the health professionals work hard to clear the infections in Uganda, as assess the emergency of new cases.
“We are doing this in order to give ourselves more time to study the situation for a longer period,” said President Museveni.
He added that all the measures that have been in place to deal with the spread of the deadly virus will remain in force during the period of extension.
One the justifications for the lockdown extension is the possible existence of asymptomatic individuals (one who does not show signs), said the President.
Calling them the “silent carriers”, the President said “they can infect others for at least 34 days.”