Covid 19 Cases Hit 1056 As 5 more people test positive

  • by Mary Ociiti
  • July 17, 2020

Results of COVID-19 tests done on 16 July 2020 confirmed new cases.

According to the Ministry of Health, 5 new cases and this brings the cumulative confirmed cases of Ugandans to-date is 1,056.

These results come a day after Authorities at Mulago National Referral Hospital advised the government to lift the Covid-19 induced lockdown so that people can move freely or risk suffering devastating after-effects.

The doctors said Covid-19 is a mild disease that can be treated from home, warning that there are other serious illnesses that are not being given due attention.

Dr Baterana Byarugaba, the Mulago hospital executive director, while addressing members of the Rotary Club of Kololo yesterday, said Ugandans should stop fearing coronavirus because the strain in the country is a mild form of flu, which does not require hospital admission since it can be treated at home.

“l told Ugandans right from the beginning that the type of coronavirus we expect in Uganda is the mild one. It can be treated at health centre II, III, IV or the district hospital,” Dr Baterana said.

“Some cases can be treated at home and do not need referral unless the patient has other underlying sicknesses such as cancer, diabetes, and hypertension,” he added.