The Ministry of Health has announced that all the new samples of 1,032 people that were tested for coronavirus at the Uganda Virus Research Institute on Wednesday, April 15 negative.
The Director General Health Services Dr. Henry G. Mwebase made this announcement in a statement that leaves Uganda as of Wednesday April 15 standing at 55 coronavirus infections.
Dr. Mwebesa also explained that previously confirmed case, a Ugandan male truck driver who arrived from Kenya was tracked by security and surveillance teams and intercepted at Kamdini.
“He is being evacuated to Entebbe Hospital Grade B for treatment. Surveillance teams are currently tracing his contacts,” he said.
Meanwhile, he also said that four patients from Mulago Hospital were discharged after testing negative twice for coronavirus.
“The total number of patients who have been discharged have been is now 12,” he added.
A cumulative of 1361 contacts to confirmed cases have been listed to date, of these, 1063 have completed 14 day follow-up and will be dropped, Dr Mwebesa said adding that 298 contacts are being follow-up by surveillance team.
A total of 181 individuals are under institutional quarantine, he added.
Elsewhere in East Africa, Tanzania on Wednesday reported 29 infections and her total number shoot to 88 cases, Rwanda’s infections stand at 139 after two infections were recorded on Wednesday, whereas Kenya has 225 confirmed cases of coronavirus.