five healthcare workers and 2 senior management staff on Sunday tested positive for covid-19 bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Uganda to 417.
The infected healthcare workers include 2 doctors, 3 nurses and 2 senior management staff, according to a statement shared by Health Ministry on it’s social media pages on Sunday evening.
PRESS RELEASE: Seven frontline health workers test positive for COVID-19 in #Uganda. Total COVID-19 cases are 417.
The confirmed cases include:
– 3 nurses
– 2 doctors
– 2 senior level staff
All are admitted to Entebbe Grade B and Mulago National Specialised Hospitals pic.twitter.com/cl9mkEMYUr
— Ministry of Health- Uganda (@MinofHealthUG) May 31, 2020
Among the seven frontline workers, two are from Lira Regional Referral Hospital. The 2 people, a medical officer and a lead nurse were admitted at Entebbe Regional Referral hospital whereas the remaining three at Mulago Referral Hospital.
According to Dr Muwanga Moses, the director of Entebbe Hospital, the hospital staff from Lira are in stable condition and monitored very well. The hospital has currently admitted forty five patients and the majority are cargo truck drivers.
Experts from Infection, prevention and control, case management and psycho social management have launched investigations into how these frontline workers got infected with the deadly virus,’Ministry of Health said.
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