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Uganda Virus Research Institute

REPUBLIC OF UGANDA

UVRI confirms results of the 2 suspected COVID-19 cases from St. Mary’s Lacor Hospital in Gulu district are negative for COVID-19.

Uganda Virus Research Institute confirms results of the 2 suspected COVID-19 cases that were admitted St. Mary’s Lacor Hospital are negative for COVID-19.

The Ministry of Health launched investigations into the suspected cases after the death of two COVID-19 suspected patients at Lacor Hospital in Gulu District.

On April 27, the management of Lacor Hospital issued a statement where it reported that last week, they received three patients who presented with signs similar to those of COVID-19.

According to a press statement from the Health Ministry, the 2 suspected cases were referrals from other neighboring health facilities and had other underlying diseases.

The statement added that the patients were isolated because they met MOH criteria for COVID-19 suspicion besides the other underlying conditions. They were also in a very critical condition when they reached the hospital.