By Shamim Nateebwa
The Ministry of health is considering discharging three formerly COVID19 positive patients that have since tested negative.
According to a press statement released by the director general of health services Doctor Henry Mwebesa, the three cases have tested negative twice after treatment and are being considered for discharge by the clinicians.
Doctor Mwebesa also notes that as of yesterday, 338 samples were tested at the Uganda virus research institute and all samples were negative.
This leaves Uganda with a total number of confirmed cases at 53.
A total of 3862 samples have so far been tested for Covid19.
538 individuals are under quarantine while 571 contacts to the confirmed cases are under follow up.
All the 53 confirmed cases are in stable conditions at Mulago national specialised hospital 20, Entebbe Grade B hospital31, Adjumani 1, and Hoima with 1.
The ministry of health continues to appeal to the public to remain, calm avoid stigmatising families and people who have been taken into quarantine, however encourage travellers who recently returned abroad to go for covid19 test.