URN-Medical workers in Kitgum District are concerned about patients testing positive for Covid-19 after they have recovered.
This follows reports that some patients have persistently been testing positive for covid-19, more than two weeks after undergoing the home-based care management.
According to the health workers, the majority of the patients earlier presented with mild signs and symptoms of covid-19.
Simon Knox Okongo, the Kitgum District Surveillance Focal Point Person says that one of the recovered patients has now tested positive for covid-19 for the fourth time consistently.
Okongo says swab samples tested using polymerase chain reaction-PCR show the patient still has a covid-19 viral load even nearly after two months since the time she got the infection.
He notes that the trend has puzzled health workers and left them in panic.
Okongo says they intend to alert the Health Ministry and the World Health Organization (WHO) to help investigate the phenomenon whether it’s a new strain of Covid-19.