Uganda’s Covid-19 Recoveries Rise to 486 as Entebbe Hospital Discharges 44

Dr. Diana Atwine witnessed the discharge of the patients from Entebbe Grade B Hospital

44 COVID-19 patients have Thursday been discharged from Entebbe Grade B Hospital after recovery.

The discharged individuals include 43 truck drivers and one contact whom the Ministry says were treated, recovered and tested negative twice for COVID-19.

The country’s number of recoveries has now risen to 486 with no COVID-19 related fatalities. Uganda’s confirmed cases stand at 741.

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Dr Diana Atwine who witnessed the discharge attributed the increasing number of recoveries and the fact that Uganda has no COVID-19 related deaths to God.

“I give God the glory. Its not because we are superstars in treating these diseases, but it’s his mercy that out of over 700 cases, we haven’t registered any death. We thank all our staff for this. They are confined here away from their families to stay and care for these patients,” said Dr. Atwine.

On Wednesday, Soroti Regional Referral Hospital discharged eleven COVID-19 patients.

The hospital received the first four cases of COVID-19 on May 25 from Kumi district who were contacts of the Bukedea businessman who tested positive at Elegu border in Amuru district.

After a week, seven more patients were admitted to the hospital. Three were additional contacts of the Bukedea businessman while four were contacts of another businessman in Soroti who was trading cattle with South Sudanese who tested positive at Elegu border.

The hospital later received two more patients from Dokolo and Amolatar. They were casual labourers in South Sudan when they turned positive on arrival back home.

The two patients are yet to be discharged awaiting tests from the Uganda Virus Research Institute.

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