10 more COVID-19 recovered patients discharged

10 more patients who have recovered from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have today been discharged from Entebbe General hospital. This brings the total number of recoveries to 38 out of 55 infections.

The discharged included 8 (five children and 3 attendants) of the 11 members of the Watoto Children Choir who tested positive for coronavirus last month upon return from the United Kingdom. Two caretakers from the same group were discharged on Saturday while four are still undergoing treatment at the hospital.

The news of the discharge was welcomed with relief and excitement among the Watoto Church leadership. God is good, was the response by Pastor Julius Rwotlonyo, the associate team leader of Watoto Church, who also commended the commitment by the frontline health workers to bring back smiles among the choir members.

Also discharged today was a bodaboda rider from Kasubi and another resident from Kalangala, who have both undergone treatment at Entebbe hospital. 

The recovered patient from Kalangala will be taken home tomorrow due to transport challenges to the island. State minister for Primary Health Care, Dr Joyce Moriku Kaducu who presided over the discharge of the 10 patients commended the hospital management and health workers for treating the patients and also keeping safe.

She added that the ministry has embarked on routine testing of health workers managing suspects and confirmed cases and also people who travelled from highly affected countries and now truck drivers. 

Meanwhile, Entebbe hospital director Dr Moses Muwanga and the head of the medical team, Dr Chris Nsereko lauded health workers for taking care of patients while keeping safe as well. 

Uganda currently has 18 active cases, who still have the virus and are undergoing treatment mainly Entebbe and Mulago and Entebbe hospitals. 

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