Uganda Eyes Flattened Curve as Cases
Uganda: COVID19 Cases Still 52 as 231 New Tests are Negative
Uganda has started realizing a significant drop in the number of Coronavirus infections with hundreds being tested negative.
The total number of Coronavirus cases in Uganda stays at 52 after fresh tests turned out negative on Tuesday.
“A total of 150 samples have tested NEGATIVE for COVID-19, today,” said the Health Ministry in Tuesday evening.
“The total number of COVID-19 confirmed cases stands at 52 in Uganda and all are in stable condition at Entebbe Grade B, Mulago, Adjumani and Hoima hospitals,” the statement adds.
231 samples were yesterday tested for Covid-19 but all turned out negative.
“A total of 119 samples were from those in quarantine and 112 were from the villages where the returnees had made contact,” said President Museveni on Monday night.
“The good thing is that all were negative,” he emphasized.
The new development is a big relief to the Ugandan population currently grappling with a lockdown and night curfew.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person.
The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.
There are simple everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses.
These include: avoiding close contact with people who are sick, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands, washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
If you are sick, to keep from spreading respiratory illness to others, you should: stay home when you are sick, cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash, clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces such as doors.