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COVID-19 daily update 22-04-2020

Today, two (2) new cases were confirmed for COVID-19 out of the 1,019 samples tested at UVRI. The confirmed new cases are of a 35-year-old Tanzanian truck driver who arrived from Tanzania at Mutukula border and a 43-year-old Tanzanian truck driver who is a contact to a previously confirmed case. Total number of confirmed cases of covid-19 stands at 63 in Uganda.

COVID-19 daily update 20-04-2020

According to Ministry of Health – Uganda, one (1) new case was confirmed for COVID-19 out of the 1,177 samples tested. This confirmed new COVID-19 case is a 46-year-old Burundian refugee who arrived from Tanzania and was quarantined in Rakai District. Total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Uganda is now 56. More 10 patients were discharged from Entebbe Grade B Hospital.

COVID-19 daily update 15-04-2020

Today, a total of 1,032 samples were tested at UVRI and they all tested negative for covid-19. 551 samples were collected from truck drivers at border points of entry while 481 samples were from individuals under institutional quarantine and contacts to confirmed cases in the country. The confirmed cases of covid-19 still stand at 55 in Uganda.