3 more COVID-19 Patients discharged from Mulago Hospital

Posted: 2020-04-22T11:15:21Z
3 more COVID-19 Patients discharged from Mulago Hospital

Three more people who have recovered from COVID-19, have been discharged from Mulago Hospital on Wednesday morning after testing positive. This brings to 20, the number of patients discharged from Mulago. 

Currently, Mulago remains with 3 active cases that are undergoing treatment. With the three new recoveries, Uganda has now a total of 41 COVID-19 recoveries.
During the discharge events at the hospital this morning, Dr. Rosemary Byanyima the deputy executive director of Mulago hospital, said they were happy to have discharged three patients today. 

“20 patients have so far been treated and discharged from mulago hospital and we have three left. It has not been easy but the determination by the medical personnel and God have made it possible” she said.

Uganda has registered 61 COVID-19 cases after a truck driver from Kenya tested positive at Malaba border post on Tuesday. According to Dr. Henry Mwebesa the Director General Health Services, the case is a 32 year old Kenyan truck driver who did not have any signs and symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

“He was tested as part of the standard procedure for all cargo transporters entering Uganda. Arrangements to evacuate him to Entebbe hospital for treatment are underway” Dr. Mwebesa says. 

The number of confirmed cases in Uganda was revised to 61 following the WHO International Health Regulation (IHR) which require that every case is counted and treated in a country where it was tested and confirmed.

It is against this background that Uganda is required to add the five positive foreign truck drivers, 1 Tanzanian and 4 Kenyan nationals including the 2 cases that were already returned to their respective home countries.