By Samuel Opio
Uganda has on Sunday March 29 registered three new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the country’s total to 33.
According to the ministry, out of 206 samples ran today, 203 samples tested negative for the virus. All these have been in institutional quarantine.
“3 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed today, Sunday 29 March 2020. Total number of confirmed cases stands at 33 in Uganda,” the ministry of health announced through a tweet.
“Out of 206 samples run today, 203 samples tested negative for COVID-19,” it added.
In a separate tweet, Heath Minister Jane Ruth Aceng said all the patients, have been isolated, adding that all of them are in stable condition in an isolated health facility.
President Museveni in a Tweet confirmed that two of these are wife and daughter of the man from Masaka who was among the first nine confirmed cases. On his return from Dubai, he went home to his family. After the first confirmed case, his community advised him to go for checkup where he tested positive. Therefore, his wife and daughter were his closest contacts and had been quarantined in Entebbe.
The third person is a 15-year-old teenager who returned from school in the UK on March 21, 2020. He was under institutional quarantine where he developed symptoms and tested positive.
Uganda has no confirmed death yet.
The coronavirus has continued to ravage the world, and data from Johns Hopkins University shows a total of 649,904 confirmed cases of the disease in 177 countries, causing around 30,313 total deaths.