Mulago Nurse Tests Positive for Coronavirus As Cases Rise to 522

A nurse at Mulago National Specialized Hospital has tested positive for coronavirus (File Photo)

The Ministry of Health has confirmed a new COVID-19 case among health workers bringing the number of Health workers infected to 8.

The Ministry of Health on Sunday 31 May said seven Frontline health workers tested positive and these included 3 nurses, 2 Doctors and 2 Senior level staff.

The Uganda Medical Association advised Medical workers who to lay down their tools if they’re not provided with enough personal protective gear.

According to the Ministry, the patient is a nurse at Mulago National Specialised Hospital and was part of the 9 cases among the contacts and alerts from samples tested on 03rd June.

“The confirmed case from Kampala is a nurse working with Mulago National Specialised Hospital, this brings the total number of frontline health workers who have tested positive for COVID-19 to eight in Uganda,” the Ministry tweeted.

Earlier, the Ministry had confirmed 15 new Covid-19 Cases bringing the total number of cases to 522. Among thes,  4 were truck drivers who arrived from Tanzania via Mutukula, 2 from Busia.

9 cases were from contacts and alerts, 3 from Amuru, 2 from Kyotera, 1 from Buikwe, 1 from Nakaseke, 1 from Lira and 1 from Kampala districts – the nurse.

Additionally, 33 foreign truck drivers who tested positive were handed over to their country of origin.

Currently the total Recoveries of Covid-19 in Uganda stand at 82 and no deaths have been registered.

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