Seven new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) were confirmed in Uganda on Saturday night, bringing the total number so far registered in the East African country to 30.
Earlier, the ministry of health had announced five new cases, adding that some of the patients were being transferred to the New Mulago Hospital.
In a tweet the ministry said: “7 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Uganda today, Saturday 28 March 2020. This Brings the total to 30 Confirmed Cases in the country. Out of 225 samples run today, 218 samples have tested negative for COVID-19.”
7 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Uganda today, Saturday 28 March 2020. This brings the total to 30 confirmed cases in the country.
Out of 225 samples run today, 218 samples have tested negative for COVID-19.
— Ministry of Health- Uganda (@MinofHealthUG) March 28, 2020
Details to follow.
The global community is racing to slow down and eventually halt the spread of COVID-19, a pandemic that has claimed thousands of lives and sickened tens of thousands of others. In Africa, the virus has spread to dozens of countries within weeks.
Governments and health authorities across the continent are striving to limit widespread infections.
Last week, president Yoweri Museveni closed all public means of transport in the Country as a way of curbing the deadly disease.