COVID-19 CRISIS: Burundian refugee who arrived from Tanzania tests positive for coronavirus in Uganda, cases rise to 56

Editor’s Note: Original Post by PML Daily on April 21, 2020

KAMPALA — The Ministry of Health has confirmed one new case of COVID-19 in Uganda out of the 1177 samples tested on Monday April 20 at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI).

The new case is a 46-year-old Burundian refugee who arrived from neighboring Tanzania via Mutukula.

The patient is isolated in Rakai District, about 222KM south of the country.

“1 new case confirmed today, out of 1,117 samples tested at UVRI. The new case, a 46 year old Burundian refugee, arrived from Tanzania and was under quarantine at the time of test. Total confirmed cases is now 56,” health minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng said.

The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country now stands at 56, the ministry said.

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