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COVID-19 Positive Woman Undergoes Successful C-Section Operation At Entebbe Hospital

An expecting woman, who tested positive with the coronavirus disease-COVID-19, has today successfully delivered her fourth child. The woman delivered a baby girl through. Caesarean section operation at 1:45pm today at Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital.

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An expecting woman, who tested positive with the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has today successfully delivered her fourth child.

The woman delivered a baby girl through a Caesarean section operation at 1:45pm at Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital.

The operation was conducted by a team of experienced health workers led by a physician, an epidemiologist and midwives.

Hospital Director, Dr. Moses Muwanga has commended the team for the successful operation adding that he urged them prior to the operation to take up preventive and protective measures as required of everyone dealing with COVID-19 cases.

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Dr. Muwanga says the hospital has so far delivered five mothers though the previous four were COVID -19 suspects and had a normal delivery. 

By Saturday afternoon the hospital had 25 of the 48 confirmed cases of Coronavirus  including the 11 children from Watoto Children's choir. 

With a capacity of 200 beds, the hospital is currently handling only COVID-19 cases and has now expanded the zone for the confirmed cases to two wings, with a total capacity of 41 beds.

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Meanwhile, the laboratory technician has drawn samples from the baby girl and will be tested by Uganda Virus Research Institute - UVRI to determine if she is negative or positive.

Last month researchers from the hospitals of Renmin and Zhonghan of Wuhan University noted that COVID -19 has multiple possible routes of transmission including from mother to the baby while still in the womb. 

The two research teams examined a total of 7 babies who all tested positive after birth, an indication that they could have been infected while in the uterus of their positive mothers.

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