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Three New COVID-19 Patients Admitted at Gulu Referral Hospital

The three patients were two truck drivers intercepted from Apiritii border point of entry in Madi Opei Sub-County in Lamwo District while the third truck driver was intercepted from Elegu in Amuru District.
24 Jun 2020 12:19
Three COVID-19 patients have been admitted at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital.

The three patients admitted on Tuesday, are two truck drivers intercepted from Apiritii border point of entry in Madi Opei Sub-County in Lamwo District while the third truck driver was intercepted from Elegu in Amuru District.

Bishop Loum Janani, the in-charge of Case Management at the hospital disclosed that the new cases were admitted shortly after nine of the 49 patients at the facility were discharged, leaving the number to 43 active cases currently receiving treatment.

So far, 75 patients have been discharged from the Gulu Regional Referral Hospital treatment centre since April. Currently, there are 49 suspects under self-quarantine including 45 South Sudanese who were in contact with a positive case three days ago in Pece Division.

Martin Ojara Mapenduzi, the Spokesperson of the District Task Force says that there are also 29 suspected patients still under surveillance and monitoring at the institutional quarantine centre in Gulu School of Clinical Officers in Laroo Division.

Gulu has responded to over 1, 600 COVID-19 alerts that include 118 confirmed cases of the virus since March.