One new case of COVID-19 has been confirmed Uganda today, Chimp Corps report.
This was out of the 169 samples tested this Easter Sunday at Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI).
“The total number of confirmed cases stands at 54 in Uganda,” said Ministry of Health in a statement today.
So far, 4 patients who recovered from COVID-19 were discharged from Entebbe Grade B Hospital this past Saturday.
The confirmed case is a 34-year-old Ugandan female, resident of Kampala who was under institutional quarantine at the time of the test.
She arrived from Turkey on 21 March 2020.
Analysts say Uganda is showing positive divergence from original projections for COVID19 spread.
Actual number of cases (54) is way below the projected for this time (140).
The development shows Uganda’s containment measures which include a lockdown, shutdown of public transport and night curfew are bearing fruit.
But experts have since warned that relaxing the guidelines could spell doom for the country.