Last evening through a tweet, the Ministry of Health announced an increase in the number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in Uganda. In less than a day, the country saw the number of confirmed cases jump by five to 23.
According to the Ministry of Health, out of the 227 samples run yesterday at Uganda Virus Research Institute(UVRI), 222 samples tested negative for COVID-19, while five tested positive for the same.
According to Dr Diana Atwine the permanent secretary at he Ministry of Health, these were from the tests that were made on Friday, March 27, 2020.
“5 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed positive and 222 tested negative out of the 227 samples run today. This brings the total to 23 cases,” Dr. Atwine confirmed.
Dr. Atwine urged the public to continue following the set guidelines and regulations by the Ministry of Health in order to minimize the spread of the Coronavirus.