Uganda reports eight new COVID-19 recoveries

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The Ugandan Ministry of Health on Thursday discharged eight more patients who have recovered from COVID-19 after treatment, bringing the count in the country to 20.

Emmanuel Ainebyoona, spokesperson for the ministry, told Xinhua that seven patients were discharged from Mulago National Referral Hospital in the capital Kampala and one from Hoima Regional Referral Hospital in the western part of the country.

“All the discharged patients tested negative twice for COVID-19. We are now remaining with 35 active cases from the confirmed 55 cases in the country,” said Ainebyoona.

Uganda started discharging patients who recovered from the novel coronavirus on Saturday with three patients from Entebbe Referral Hospital, about 40 km south of the capital.

The country has registered 54 confirmed cases and is currently under a three-week extended nationwide lockdown aimed at stopping the spread of the virus