One of the female confirmed cases of Covid-19, a disease caused by Coronavirus, has Saturday delivered a baby from Entebbe Grade B hospital where she is undergoing treatment.
Without giving further information, Dr Henry Mwebesa, the Director General Health Services at the Ministry of Health, who was updating the Nation on the results of the samples tested on Saturday, said both the baby and mother are in good health.
He said in a statement that a sample will be obtained from the baby for Covid-19 testing.
Meanwhile, according to Mwebesa, the number of Coronavirus Disease cases in Uganda has remained 48 after 389 samples testing negative.
“Today, a total of 398 samples have tested negative for Covid-19 at the Uganda Viral Research Institute (UVRI). To date, a cumulative of 2,629 samples have been tested for Covid-19. The total number of Covid-19 confirmed cases in the country still stands at 48,” says Mwebesa in a statement.
He explains that a total of 980 individuals is under follow up in the institutional quarantine and a tool of 915 contacts to the confirmed cases are under follow up.
“All the 48 confirmed Covid-19 cases are in stable condition at Mulago National Specialised Hospital, Entebbe Grade B Hospital, Adjumani and Hoima hospitals,” he adds.
Uganda is yet to register any Covid-19 death.
The first cases of the disease already declared as a global pandemic were confirmed in China in December last year and
1,188,489 people have since been affected globally, 64,103 died and a total of 246,019 recovered.
To stem out the spread of the disease in Uganda, government put in place a number of measures including directing Ugandans to stay at home and observe social distancing, prohibiting the use of private vehicles as well as declaring a daily night curfew.
Government also stopped all passengers coming into Uganda by air, land or water affecting only in-coming planes, buses, taxis or boats as well as prohibiting pedestrians who were coming into the country on foot from the neighbouring countries.
All public passenger transport vehicles including taxis, coasters, buses, passenger trains, tuk-tuks (tri-cycles) and bodabodas were also stopped as well as allowing only food sellers to remain in Markets.
Government started by banning all public gatherings including suspending school going, entertainment events, church services and weddings for a period of one month to reduce the risk of transmitting the Coronavirus.