By Spy Uganda
The Ministry of Health registered 4 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections, brining the number of confirmed cases to 264.
According to the Ministry of health, ‘Results from samples tested on 19th May confirm 4 new COVID-19 cases out of 2,228 samples. This brings the total confirmed cases to 264 in Uganda.
2 cases are among truck drivers while the other 2 are contacts to previously confirmed truck drivers.”
The results come at a time when the Ministry of Health has so far recorded 63 recoveries and no COVID-19 deaths registered so far.
Meanwhile the Ministry has intensified its fight against COVID-19 especially in districts that harbor Uganda’s border points with other countries and is continuing to dispatch necessary medical supplies to medics working in these areas.
On Tuesday, the Minister for Health, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng flagged off emergency essential supplies to support the frontline health workers in the COVID-19 response at the border points of entry. The supplies worth USD 25,000 were donated by IGAD Secretariat, which was represented by Ms. Lucy Ongod.
The supplies include: Re-usable plastic aprons, sterile swabs, hand sanitizers, gum boots, heavy duty gloves, surgical gloves, multi- parameter patient monitor, suction pumps, mattresses. These supplies will be used by COVID-19 frontline health workers.