Uganda recoveries rise to 38
Uganda cases rise to 61 while recoveries still at 38. FILE PHOTO

Uganda‚Äôs Ministry of Health discharges 10 more COVID-19 patients bringing the total of recoveries to 38

Ministry of Health on Monday discharged 10 COVID-19 patients bringing the total number of recoveries in Uganda to 38.

A total of 10 patients including 5 children from the Watoto Choir, 3 of their attendants, 1 boda boda rider from Kasubi,1 from Kalangala) were discharged from Entebbe Grade B hospital.

“10 patients including 5 children from the Watoto Choir, 3 of their attendants, 1 boda boda rider from Kasubi,1 from Kalangala) were discharged from Entebbe Grade B hospital bringing the total number of recoveries to 38,” a statement from the Ministry Of Health read.

According to the State Minister for Primary Health Care, Joyce Moriku who also presided over the discharge of 10 patients, these patients were released after they tested negative twice for COVID-19.

The new figures now mean that Uganda COVID-19 recoveries have surpassed the active cases. Out of a total number of 56 confirmed cases, 38 have recovered from the virus leaving only 18 active cases.

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Uganda recoveries rise to 38
Uganda recoveries rise to 38. FILE PHOTO

As of today, Uganda has not registered a single death from the deadly coronavirus and information from the health ministry indicates that even more people are expected to be discharged in the coming days which is a clear sign of work in progress in trying to fight the pandemic.

President Museveni on Sunday said that the small figures in the country are due to the great role played by all health workers who are at the frontline in treating the COVID-19 patients.

Museveni who was addressing the nation about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic commended the work of health workers helping to fight to tackle the virus.

He indicated that most of these health workers were not fully prepared at the time of the virus outbreak in the country but with the little they had, they were able to embark on working and now the results are visible.

“I want to thank and congratulate our health workers. They have done a wonderful job. They were not well prepared, but with the little they got, they managed to treat the 55 coronavirus-positive patients. And the consequence: no death,” Museveni said on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the deadly coronavirus first discovered in Wuhan continues to claim lives globally with more than 2.4 million people now diagnosed with the virus while more than 170,000 have died, according to statistics from Johns Hopkins University as of Tuesday morning.

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In Africa, the number of a total number of recoveries is still greater than the deaths with 6,110 recoveries as opposed to only 1,161 deaths.