At least three confirmed cases of coronavirus in Uganda have tested negative after treatment, health authorities have revealed.
Dr Henry G. Mwebesa, the Director General of health services at the ministry of health said on Thursday, that the three cases had been tested twice and found to be negative.
“Three cases have tested negative twice after treatment and are being considered for discharge by clinicians,” Mwebesa said.
He also revealed that 338 samples tested for COVID-19 on Thursday turned out negative as the number of confirmed cases remained at 53.
On Wednesday, the health ministry announced one case out of 214 samples tested positive that day.
“A cumulative of 3,862 samples have been tested for COVID-19 in Uganda. A total of 538 individuals are under institutional quarantine while 571 contacts to the confirmed cases are under follow up,” Mwebesa said.
He said all the confirmed cases were in stable condition at four different hospitals in the country. “Uganda has not registered any COVID-19 related death,” he said.
Mwebesa said the community should refrain from harassing travelers who recently returned from abroad but only encourage them to come and test for coronavirus.