KAMPALA — Uganda’s recovered coronavirus cases have increased to 55 after 3 more cases were discharged today.
The ministry of Health said that those that have been discharged from Entebbe Grade B Hospital on Monday May 4 had tested negative twice for the disease at an interval of 24 hours.
Entebbe Grade B Principal Nurse Ms Roselyn Mutonyi the hospital is now remaining with three patients admitted at the facility and in stable condition.
Dr Chris Nsereko, the head of the medical team at the facility has in total discharged 29 COVID-19 patients since COVID-19 started.
Dr Nsereko said the 52 patients who were earlier discharged are being followed up in their respective communities.
“We have what we call a discharge protocol which entails what to do when we discharge these patients. We continue to follow them in their communities with the help of psycho-social workers. We also continue to observe them for any recurrences of symptoms and also look at their social lives and educate the community about them. Most importantly, we follow them indefinitely and we are always in constant contact,” he said.
Uganda has not registered any deaths thus far out of the 89 confirmed cases.
Kenya today confirmed 25 more cases, taking its total of 490 infections while Tanzania stopped counting a week ago after President John Magufuli questioned the test kits.
Official figure stand at 480.
Rwanda has 259 with zero death.