Soroti Regional Referral Hospital has on Wednesday discharged 11 COVID-19 patients who have recovered from the disease bringing the total number of COVID-19 recoveries in Uganda to 420.
The discharge was preceded over by the Minister of State for Primary Health Care Dr Joyce Moriku Kaducu.
“I have witnessed the discharge of 11 people that have recovered from COVID-19 at Soroti Hospital in Teso sub region. I thank the medical team and Soroti district Task Force for the job well done. Total number of discharged COVID-19 in Uganda is now 420,” Kaducu announced.
The patients fully recovered after testing negative twice for COVID-19.
Earlier this week, a team of scientists from Mulago Hospital – Makerere University and UPDF announced that they will start a trial procedure known as “convalescent plasma treatment” among COVID-19 patients in Uganda.
The process involves using antibody rich blood from individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 to combat the disease.
The intention is to extract antibodies that can be used to neutralize Coronavirus once it is administered in a COVID-19 patient.
The exercise is aimed at improving the recovery time for the people with moderate to critical COVID-19 symptoms.
According to World Health Organization, at least 20 COVID-19 vaccines are currently in development in the global race for cure.
It however recommends that the evaluation for as many vaccines as possible is done because it is still unpredictable how many will turn out viable.
The Health State Minister in charge of general duties Robbinah Nabbanja on Tuesday distributed face masks to communities in Kyotera district as part of Government intervention to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
A total of 206,000 face masks will be distributed in Kyotera district.
Every Ugandan above the age of 6 years is required to put on a face mask while in public.