41 Covid-19 patients have been discharged from Gulu and Arua Regional Referral Hospitals after recovering from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 161 so far.
“A total of 41 patients who were positive for COVID-19 have recovered, tested negative twice for COVID-19 after treatment and been discharged from Gulu and Arua Regional Referral Hospitals today,” said the Ministry of Health.
Dr Joyce Moriku, the state Minister for Primary Healthcare, said 34 patients were discharged from Gulu Regional Referral Hospital and hinted at a possibility of discharging 22 more tomorrow if they test negative.
“Today, I witnessed the discharge of 34 Covid-19 cases from Gulu Regional Referral Hospital the Hospital now has 31 active cases but tomorrow more 22 are going home if all their second sample turns negative,” Dr Moriku said.
Dr. Moriku thanked the Medical teams and the Gulu district task force for support towards the covid-19 fight.
On 10 June, Uganda confirmed 14 cases where 8 were among contacts and alerts. 5 were among the truck drivers from different points of entry, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 679.
The same day, First deputy Prime Minister, Gen Moses Ali launched a nationwide distribution of masks in the country.
According to the Ministry’s permanent Secretary, Dr. Diana Atwine, the Ministry will prioritise border districts where 750,000 masks will be distributed to communities in Kyotera, Adjumani, Amuru, Busia where many Covid-19 cases have been confirmed.
“We are starting today (Wednesday) with 4 districts where we have had many Covid-19 cases, these are areas at risk where people have been crossing into the country from neighbouring countries,” Dr Atwine said.
In the last 10 days, updates from the Ministry of Health have indicated a sharp rise of cases among the contacts and alerts from Kampala, Amuru, Yumbe and Nebbi.
Uganda has not registered any covid-19 related death.