Entebbe Grade B hospital discharges
Three more people discharged from Entebbe Grade B hospital. PHOTO/COURTESY

Three more people have been discharged from Entebbe Grade B hospital after they recovered from coronavirus

The Ministry of Health has confirmed an additional three more people have been discharged from Entebbe Grade B hospital Monday 13th after they recovered from coronavirus.

According to the health ministry, the three patients recovered from the virus and tested negative twice for COVID-19 after 14 days of treatment.

“Three patients have recovered from COVID-19 and tested negative twice for the virus after 14 days of treatment. They have been discharged from Entebbe Grade B hospital,” a statement from the health ministry read on Monday 13th.

This brings the total number of recoveries from the deadly coronavirus to seven (7) in Uganda. On Saturday 11th, the ministry discharged four people – the first group to recover from the virus.

As of today, Monday 13th April, Uganda has a total of 54 confirmed COVID -19 cases, however, if you are to exclude those that have healed from the virus the number of infected patients reduces to 47.

Earlier today the ministry through the Deputy COVID-19 Incident Manager, Dr Atek Kagirita confirmed that they are set to discharge 15 more patients who now have tested negative of the virus.

As coronavirus continues to strike lives globally, Uganda as a country from the look of things has put up necessary measures to help in fighting this pandemic.

Since it’s an outbreak in the country, Uganda is yet to record any victims who have succumbed to the virus and more people are also continuing to recover from it.

Entebbe Grade B hospital discharges
Three more people discharged from Entebbe Grade B hospital. PHOTO/COURTESY

With President Museveni set to address the nation on Tuesday 14th – the day the country climaxes it’s a 14-day lockdown, the health ministry is determined to have at least an additional 21 – days before they can determine the next step in eradicating the pandemic.

The ministry of health permanent secretary Diana Atwine via Twitter implied that it is not the right time for the country to call off the lockdown.

Atwine said that based on the few numbers the country has to be even extra patient because they still have a huge task to play in ensuring that they get all potential virus suspects including the cargo truck drivers tracked, monitored and tested fully.

As a result, Atwine proposed at least an additional 21 days – three weeks before the country can determine their next direction in eradicating the deadly coronavirus.

β€œIt is still too early to conclude based on these numbers. Our strategy is to get all potential people infected including the truck drivers that cross in whom we are focusing on now. The next 3 weeks will determine the direction we take. Stay safe,” Atwine’s statement read on Twitter.

Meanwhile, the deadly virus first discovered in Wuhan, China continues to claim lives globally with the Worldwide death toll now more than 114,000, and the number of confirmed cases nears 1.9 million according to Johns Hopkins University.

United States has surpassed Italy as the country with the highest number of coronavirus deaths with nearly 22,000 recorded by early Monday and 554,007 cases, according to NBC News figures. 

After a fall in daily death tolls, Spain and Italy, two countries hard-hit by the virus, were set to begin easing lockdown measures on Monday.