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7 Frontline Health Workers Test Positive To COVID-19 In Uganda

The Ugandan Ministry of Health has announced that 7 health workers have been infected with COVID-19 among the newly confirmed cases of the disease in the country.

Seven frontline health workers have tested positive to COVID-19 in Uganda, a release from the ministry of health says.

The confirmed cases include: 3 nurses, 2 doctors and 2 senior level staff All are admitted to Entebbe Grade B and Mulago National Specialised Hospitals. All seven are in stable condition.

The release says that routinely the ministry of health tests those taking care of COVID-19 patients beacuse of the high risk of being infected with the virus.

3 of the health workers were confirmed among samples tested yesterday 30 May, 2020. Four others were confirmed today. With the new confirmed cases, total COVID-19 cases in Ugand now stands at 417. 

The ministry says experts in infection prevention and control, case managment and pysychosocial management have gone to the various palces where the health workers who tested positive worked and investigating possible factors that could have led to what it described as “the unfortunate infection of the health workers.”

Uganda has not recorded any COVID-19 related death and currently has 287 cases on admission and 72 recoveries.

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