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One new case of COVID-19 has been confirmed positive today out of the 169 samples tested at UVRI.

One new case of COVID-19 has been confirmed positive out of the 169 samples tested at Uganda Virus Research Institute on 12th April 2020.

168 samples were confirmed negative for the coronavirus disease. The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Uganda stands at 54.

According to a press release from the Ministry of Health, the new case is a 34-year-old Ugandan female resident of Nsambya, Kampala and who arrived from Turkey on the 21st March 2020.

The Director General of Health Services Dr Henry Mwebesa, says she presented with signs and symptoms consistent with COVI-19 and was under institutional quarantine at the time of the test.

Dr Mwebesa says she will be evacuated to Mulago National Specialised hospital on 13th April 2020.

Four patients who were positive for COVID-19 and had tested negative twice after 14 days of treatment were discharged from Entebbe Grade B hospital on Saturday 11th April 2020.

The remaining 49 confirmed COVID-19 cases are in stable condition; 20 cases at Mulago National Specialised hospital, 27 cases at Entebbe Grade B hospital, 1 case in Adjumani and 1 case in Hoima.

So far a cumulative of 5,025 samples have been tested at the Uganda Virus Research Institute. A total of 244 individuals are under institutional quarantine while 654 contacts to the confirmed cases are under follow up.

Uganda has not registered any COVID-19 related death.