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Burundian refugee tests positive for COVID-19

By John Tugume

Added 21st April 2020 08:20 AM

Earlier in the day, a total of 10 COVID-19 patients who tested negative were discharged from hospital.

Burundian refugee tests positive for COVID-19

The refugee came from Tanzania and was under quarantine

Earlier in the day, a total of 10 COVID-19 patients who tested negative were discharged from hospital.

Uganda has reported one more positive case of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 56.
 
According to the Minister of Health, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, the new case is of a Burundian refugee, who by the time of testing had already been quarantined.
 
"One new case confirmed today, out of 1,117 samples tested at the Uganda Virus Research Institute," Aceng tweeted on Monday night.
 
"The new case, a 46-year-old Burundian refugee, arrived from Tanzania and was under quarantine at the time of test. Total confirmed cases is now 56," she added.
 
Earlier in the day, a total of 10 COVID-19 patients who tested negative were discharged from hospital.
 
The 10 patients included five children of Watoto Choir, three of their attendants, a boda boda rider from Kasubi and another individual from Kalangala.
 
The total recoveries so far in Uganda stands at 38, with more expected to be discharged this week.
 
Uganda has not recorded any death related to COVID-19 as the country remains under lockdown till May 5.
 

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