COVID-19 patient from Adjumani hospital
One COVID-19 patient discharged from Adjumani hospital bringing the total number of recoveries to eight

One COVID-19 patient discharged from Adjumani hospital bringing the total number of recoveries to eight

Ministry of Health has discharged one COVID-19 patient from Adjumani hospital bringing the total number of recoveries to eight (8).

According to the State Minister in charge of Primary Health Care Joyce Moriku, the patient who was positive for COVID-19 tested negative twice after 14 days of treatment.

“We have officially discharged one patient from Adjumani Hospital who was positive for COVID-19. He tested negative twice for COVID-19 after 14 days of treatment. The total number of recoveries now stands at 8,” a statement read.

As of Monday 13th April, Uganda has recorded a total of 54 confirmed COVID-19 cases out of 5664 tests and if you are to exclude those that have recovered from the virus the number of infected patients reduces to 46.

Since the outbreak of coronavirus in Uganda, the country is yet to report any victims who have succumbed to the virus and information from the health ministry indicates that even more patients are progressing well and only a matter of days before they can be discharged.

COVID-19 patient from Adjumani hospital
One COVID-19 patient discharged from Adjumani hospital bringing the total number of recoveries to eight

While addressing the nation on Tuesday 14th April, President Museveni implied that the number of cases in the country shows that measures the government has imposed have been effective in minimising virus spread.

As a result, the President who extended the lockdown for a further 21 days ordered all Ugandans to continue abiding by the stay at home directive together with 7 pm – 6 am daily curfew.

Museveni explained that despite progress in tackling the coronavirus pandemic it is not the right time to call off the lockdown and other measures that have played a huge role in ensuring virus spread is controlled.

Besides, he said the government still has a few potential viruses spreading points to address including the porous border points with nearby countries that allow people to sneak into the country.

The cargo trucks drivers and their crews, aircraft crew, UN workers among others who were allowed to continue working during the lockdown together with the health workers who are treating all the COVID-19 patients.

Meanwhile, the deadly coronavirus continues to strike lives globally with the United States, Italy and Spain among the countries most affected.

As of Tuesday, at least 1,956,178 people are believed to be infected with the virus and a total of 123,450 have succumbed to it while 462,938 have recovered from the deadly virus according to the Johns Hopkins University.