Government spokesperson, Ofwono Opondo has confirmed that his deputy Col. Shaban Bantariza died of COVID19.
Ofwono says Bantariza had been complaining of chest pain, low blood pressure, sugar and cough before he was admitted to hospital.
“He was first admitted in Mbuya Military Hospital on Friday from where he was taken to Victoria and then eventually transferred to Mulago after they had suspected he could have contracted Covid-19,” said government’s spokesperson.
“His samples were tested and it was confirmed that he had contracted Covid-19.The postmortem has been done and it confirmed that he died of Covid-19,”Ofwono said.
“He died at about 2am this morning from Mulago hospital where he had been admitted in the Intensive Care Unit since Sunday,” he added.
Bantariza’s death occurred at a time when Uganda registers a cumulative total of 11,557 confirmed COVID19 cases and 101 COVID19 deaths.