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Uganda Virus Research Institute


COVID-19 daily update 21-04-2020

One (1) new case was confirmed for COVID-19 out of the 1,019 samples tested at UVRI. This confirmed new COVID-19 case is a 32-year-old Kenyan truck driver who arrived from Kenya at Malaba border. Total number of confirmed cases of covid-19 stands at 61 in Uganda.

The International Health Regulations (IHR) requires that every case that is tested and confirmed for a particular disease should be registered as the host country’s case. Therefore, Uganda will capture all COVID-19 foreigners including truck drivers as her confirmed cases, bringing the total to 61 cases for Uganda. Please see below the Press Release from Ministry of Health with details and an update on the covid-19 outbreak in Uganda.

There are 38 covid-19 recoveries in Uganda.

Remember to wash your hands regularly and thoroughly with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Also, continue to follow WHO guidelines on social distancing, keep at least 4 meters from the individual nearest to you.

We will keep you informed of any updates in the national and WHO guidelines as and when they arise.

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