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Four Patients that were earlier diagnosed with the covid-19 disease in Uganda have been discharged after testing negative in all the last three tests of the deadily virus.

This was officially announced by the Prime Minister of Uganda, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda as he witnessed a discharge of 3 patients from Entebbe Grade B Hospital.

“I want to appeal to the communities to warmly welcome the discharged patients and reintegrate them into the communities. These people have been properly treated and given the requisite tests and have been clearly declared healed. You have no reason not to reintegrate them into their communities” Dr Rugunda appealed to the public.

According to the minister of health Jane Ruth Aceng, the patients that were discharged had spent 21 days in hospital since it takes time for the viral load to go down. These also included the index case.

The permanent secretary ministry of health Uganda also confirmed that they are yet to have a total of 18 discharged including the 4 that went home today

No new case for the third straight day

Meanwhile, all the 555 samples that were tested today, Saturday 11th April were NEGATIVE for COVID-19. This means that for the third day in a row, Uganda has not recorded any new infections.

Of the 555 samples tested, 184 from from institutional quarantine and 371 from the community.

This makes the total cases still standing at 53, 4 recovered and 49 active cases with no reported death so far.

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