Uganda has registered five more cases of the deadly Coronavirus disease, bringing the total number of patients to 23, announced the Health Ministry late Friday night.
According to a short statement posted on the Ministry’s social media pages, the five new cases came from the batch of 227 samples the Uganda Virus Research Institute tested on Friday.
5 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed bringing the total to 23 cases in Uganda. Out of 227 samples run today at @UVRIug, 222 samples tested negative for COVID-19. Details will follow in a press release to be issued in the morning. #STAYSAFEUG
— Ministry of Health- Uganda (@MinofHealthUG) March 27, 2020
President Museveni also announced four cases Friday morning. According to Dr Henry Mwebesa, the Director of Health Services, the cases that were confirmed from Thursday’s tests include a 31 year old male who returned from Dubai on March 20, a 29 year old man who traveled from UK via Netherlands, a 48 year old woman who flew in from Turkey, and a 55-year-old male who returned from from Afghanistan.