Uganda Confirms Four New Cases of Coronavirus, Bringing the Total up to 52


On 5th April 2020, the Ministry of Health confirmed four new cases of COVID-19 out of the 300 samples that were tested at Uganda Virus Research Institute bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 52.

According to the Ministry of Health, the confirmed cases were in quarantine at the time of testing and did not show any signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

“The new cases include a 22-year-old Ugandan male, resident of Kikokiro, Wakiso District, who arrived from Dubai(UAE) on 22nd, March 2020,

“A 66-year-old Ugandan male, resident of Luzira, Kampala, who arrived from Dubai(UAE) on 22nd March 2020,

“A 65-year-old Ugandan female resident of Jinja who arrived from Dubai (UAE) on 22nd March 2020,

“And a 26-year-old Ugandan male, resident of Rubaga, arrived from Dubai (UAE) on 22nd March 2020.” 

According to a press release dated 5th April 2020, 377 individuals were discharged from institutional quarantine while 834 contacts to the confirmed cases are still under follow up.

“All the COVID-19 cases are in stable condition at Mulago National Specialised Hospital, Entebbe Grade B Hospital, Adjumani and Hoima Hospital,” the press release read.

To date Uganda has not registered any deaths from COVID-19 yet.