Four new cases of the highly infectious Coronavirus (Covid-19) were confirmed in Uganda on Sunday, bringing to 52 the total number of infections in the country.
President Museveni in tweet on Sunday evening said all the confirmed cases had returned from abroad and were under quarantine.
“Out of 300 samples tested today [Sunday], 4 are positive for COVID-19,” said Health Minister Dr Ruth Aceng.
In a tweet, President Museveni said “All the patients are doing well under medical care. I will inform you more on Tuesday.”
“Today, 377 people have been discharged from institutional quarantine. A total of 602 people are under institutional quarantine while 834 contacts to the confirmed cases are under follow up,” Dr Henry Mwebesa, the director general health services said in a statement
Dr Mwebesa added that all the previously 48 confirmed cases are in stable condition at Mulago Nation Specialised Hospital, Entebbe Grade B Hospital, Adjumani and Hoima hospitals.
Meanwhile, a team of scientists from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine basing their prediction based on a mathematical modelling projection, as the number of Covid-19 positive Africans more than doubled in one week to Friday’s figure of more than 6,500 cases, revealed Africa could see up to 450,000 people test positive by the second week of May.
The scientists also project that each East African country will report at least 10,000 Covid-19 cases by May 10, with Uganda being the last to hit this number.