The Ministry of Health has today confirmed 11 new COVID-19 cases taking the total number of confirmed cases to 696. Amongst the confirmed cases include; six truck drivers: three from Elegu, three from Malaba.
Others include one frontline health worker and four are among contacts and alerts from Buikwe, Lira, Adjumani and Amuru. Additionally, 33 foreign truck drivers tested positive for COVID-19 and were handed back to their country of origin.
The total number of recoveries has risen to 240 after Lira Regional Referral Hospital yesterday discharged all its 20 patients who were positive for COVID-19. They were successfully treated and have since tested negative twice for COVID-19. The discharge was overseen by State Minister for Primary Health Care Dr Joyce Moriku Kaducu.
Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, the Minister for Health yesterday revealed that the ministry is in the process of expanding additional bed capacity at National and Regional Referral Hospitals. She added that if numbers of cases turn to be too high, places like Namboole Stadium are being gazetted to accommodate patients.