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Uganda Virus Research Institute

REPUBLIC OF UGANDA

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COVID-19 daily update 30-04-2020

Two (2) new cases were confirmed for COVID-19 out of the 2,071 samples tested oday t the UVRI. Both cases were Kenyan male truck drivers; 55-year-old who arrived via Busia and 27-year-old who arrived via Malaba. Total number of confirmed cases of covid-19 stands at 83 in Uganda. Of the 2,071 samples tested, 492 samples from community tested negative for covid-19.

Covid-19 daily update 29-04-2020

Two (2) new cases were confirmed for COVID-19 out of the 2,002 samples tested at the UVRI. Both cases are male; 24-year-old Ugandan and 21-year-old Burundian refugee. They are under quarantine at Rakai Hospital as they are contacts to an earlier confirmed Burundian refugee. Total number of confirmed cases of covid-19 stands at 18 in Uganda.

COVID-19 daily update 27-04-2020

Today, all 2,557 samples tested negative for COVID-19. All 18 cases admitted in hospital are in stable condition. 6 Kenyans and 8 Tanzanians truck drivers have returned to their respective countries. Total Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 is 79. Please see below the Press Release from Ministry of Health with details and an update on the covid-19 outbreak in Uganda.

COVID-19 daily update 26-04-2020

Four (4) new cases were confirmed for COVID-19 out of the 1,989 samples tested. All new confirmed cases are Tanzanian truck drivers who arrived via Mutukula border. Total number of confirmed cases of covid-19 stands at 79 in Uganda. Of the 1,989 samples tested, 1,578 samples are from truck drivers while all 411 samples from community tested negative for covid-19.

COVID-19 daily update 25-04-2020

All 1,408 samples tested negative today for covid-19 at the UVRI. 19 cases are in stable condition in hospitals while a total of 20,329 samples have tested for COVID-19 in Uganda to date. The total Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Uganda still stands at 75. Please see the press release below from the Ministry of Health with details and an update on the covid-19 outbreak in Uganda.

COVID-19 daily update 24-04-2020

Today, one (1) new case was confirmed for COVID-19 out of the 1,116 samples tested at UVRI from truck drivers at the boarder posts. This confirmed new COVID-19 case is a 43-year-old Ugandan truck driver who arrived from Kenya via Malaba border. Total number of confirmed cases of covid-19 stands at 75 in Uganda. All 417 samples from the community were negative for covid-19.

COVID-19 daily update 23-04-2020

Eleven (11) new cases were confirmed for COVID-19 out of the 1,331 samples tested today. The confirmed new COVID-19 cases were 6 Tanzanian truck drivers who arrived via Mutukula border and 5 Kenyan truck drivers; 3 arrived via Malaba and 2 arrived via Busia. Total number of confirmed cases of covid-19 stands at 74 in Uganda.

COVID-19 daily update 22-04-2020

Today, two (2) new cases were confirmed for COVID-19 out of the 1,019 samples tested at UVRI. The confirmed new cases are of a 35-year-old Tanzanian truck driver who arrived from Tanzania at Mutukula border and a 43-year-old Tanzanian truck driver who is a contact to a previously confirmed case. Total number of confirmed cases of covid-19 stands at 63 in Uganda.

COVID-19 daily update 20-04-2020

According to Ministry of Health – Uganda, one (1) new case was confirmed for COVID-19 out of the 1,177 samples tested. This confirmed new COVID-19 case is a 46-year-old Burundian refugee who arrived from Tanzania and was quarantined in Rakai District. Total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Uganda is now 56. More 10 patients were discharged from Entebbe Grade B Hospital.

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