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Last COVID-19 patients discharged from Hoima Regional Referral Hospital

FILE PHOTO: Hoima hospital has since treated 15 COVID-19 patients who have all fully recovered.

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hoima Regional Referral hospital no longer has any Covid-19 patients after the last three were discharged on Thursday.

The three patients include one man from Buliisa district and two women from Kyankwanzi district.

The women tested positive for the disease on June 8, 2020, from Namuliro trading centre after they had returned from Mutukula in Kyotera district.

Since March, the Hoima hospital has treated 15 COVID-19 patients who fully recovered.

Dr Lawrence Tumusiime, the in charge of the Hoima COVID-19 treatment unit attributes the success to the commitment of the health workers who he says performed their duties tirelessly.

He says that the COVID-19 treatment unit will remain open and the health workers are on standby to receive any other cases.

The first COVID-19 patient to be treated at the Hoima COVID-19 treatment Unit was a prominent businesswoman in Hoima who returned from Dubai and tested positive to COVID-19. The second patient was a police officer attached to the Masindi central police station who tested positive during the health ministry community survey.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country has risen to 902.

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