The Hospital which admitted it’s first coronavirus patient on 21st April 2020, has so far discharged a total number of thirteen recoveries and all of them are truck drivers; 6 Ugandans who came through Mutukula border entry point and one Burundian citizen.
This brings Uganda’s total number of recoveries to ninety, according to Health Ministry spokesperson, Mr Ainebyona Emmanuel.
The in-charge of Masaka coronavirus treatment centre, Dr Jjuko Mark explained that after discharging the new 7 recoveries, the hospital got enough space to accommodate new positive cases.
“We had reached a stage of transferring new cases to other hospitals but the departure of these seven people is going to enable us admit more. We are also extending our centre to a near-50 bed capacity after getting some tents from the line ministry,” Dr Jjuko said.
This happened a few hours after the Health Ministry announced 36 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, 9 of which are front-line workers.
Results from samples tested on 05 June 2020 confirm 36 new COVID-19 cases. The total confirmed cases are now 593.
All new confirmed cases are Ugandans and among alerts and contacts.
🔺9 frontline health workers from Kampala
🔺1 contact from Buvuma
🔺15 contacts from Kyotera
— Ministry of Health- Uganda (@MinofHealthUG) June 6, 2020
The total number of confirmed cases in Uganda hit 593.
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