COVID-19: Uganda Records Sixth Death as 31 Test Positive

Uganda has registered its sixth (6th) COVID19 death today. The deceased is a 70 year old Ugandan male, a resident of Nateete in Kampala.

According to the ministry, on 24th July, the deceased presented at Lubaga Hospital with signs and symptoms consistent to COVID-19 which include; cough, mild fever and difficulty in breathing.

It adds that further investigations revealed that the deceased was diabetic, a risk factor of COVID19.

Upon deterioration, he was admitted at the intensive care unit at Lubaga hospital where samples were taken off him and sent to laboratories for analysis. “Samples were confirmed for SARS-COV-2.” Read part of the statement from the ministry.

The deceased was later referred to Mulago National Referral Hospital on 28th July, but unfortunately passed away on 6th August, 2020.

Relatedly, the ministry of health Uganda confirmed thirty one (31) new COVID-19 cases from 2,334 samples tested on 6th August, 2020.

Of the 31 confirmed cases, 19 are alerts, eight (8) are contacts to previously confirmed cases while four (4) are truck drivers, two (2) of whom arrived from Kenya via Malaba while the other two (2) arrived from South Sudan via Elegu.

Regarding the alerts, four (4) are from Kampala Metropolitan area, four (4) are from Wakiso, one (1) is from Sironko, one (1) from Bushenyi, two (2) from Kisoro, four (4) from Amuru and three (3) from Adjumani.

The five (5) of the contacts are from Kampala Metropolitan, one (1) from Kabale, one (1) from Wakiso and one (1) is from Namisindwa.

According to the ministry, a total of twenty five (25) foreign truck drivers including 18 Kenyans,4 Tanzanians, 2 Congolese and 1 Rwandan who tested positive for COVID19 were not permitted entry in to the country.

To date, Uganda registers a cumulative total of 1,245 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 1,113 recoveries and six (6) COVID19 deaths.


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