Corona Virus Updates

PML Daily CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: All Saturday’s 1,408 tests in Uganda return negative

KAMPALA – All 1408 suspected coronavirus samples tested negative on Saturday at the Uganda Virus Research Institute, Ministry of Health has announced.

Of the samples, 1408 were from truck drivers at the border points of entry while the 483 were from contacts in the community.

In a press statement, the ministry of health said Uganda recorded zero positive cases on Saturday, April 26, 2020, noting that confirmed coronavirus cases remain at 75 with 46 recoveries and 0 deaths.

All the 19 active cases are said to be in “stable condition” at Mulago National Specialized Hospital (3), Entebbe Grade B Hospital (9), Arua regional Hospital (4) and Jinja Referral Hospital (1) Masaka Referral Hospital (1) and Kabala regional Hospital (1).

Dr. Henry G. Mwebesa, the Director-General Health Services at Ministry of Health said that out of the confirmed foreign truck drivers four Tanzanian and 6 truck drivers have been repatriated to their respective countries.

The coronavirus is affecting 211 other countries around the world including one international conveyance (the Diamond Princess cruise ship harbored in Yokohama, Japan).