KAMPALA —The first batch of three patients infected with the novel coronavirus are set to be discharged from hospital after recovery, Dr. Henry G. Mwebesa, the Director General Health Services at Ministry of Health announced on Thursday night.
Without giving details, Dr. Mwebesa the tree cases had undergone treatment and they have since tested Negative twice for the virus.
“Three cases have tested Negative twice after treatment and are being considered for discharge by clinicians, he said in a statement.
According to the health ministry, a cumulative total of 3,862 samples have been tested for COVID-19.
The number of individuals under institutional quarantine has reduced from the original 1,040 to 613 as of Thursday.
A total of 427 individuals have been discharged from institutional quarantine. In addition, 571 contacts of the confirmed cases are under follow-up.
All the 53 people confirmed to have coronavirus are said to be in “stable condition” at Mulago National Specialized Hospital (21), Entebbe Grade B Hospital (30), Adjumani (1) and Hoima (1) hospital
Uganda has confirmed 53 cases of novel coronavirus infections but no deaths were reported.
Uganda first reported one case of novel coronavirus on March 21.
President Museveni on Wednesday April 08 tightened restrictions to prevent further spread of coronavirus in the country.
The president announced that he had banned jogging on public roads and further limited operations of boda bodas.
The new restrictions come as Ugandans count down towards the end of the 14-day total lockdown announced on March 30.
President Museveni, however, said that the lockdown would be reviewed depending on progress in tracing persons who have been in contact with coronavirus patients.
Of the 53 cases, 13 are local infections according to Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng’, while the others are of people who had travelled from countries reporting Covid-19.