COVID-19: Uganda Registers Fifth Death as Indian Woman Dies on Her Way to Mulago

Uganda has registered its fifth COVID19 death today. The deceased is a 46 year old female, Indian origin and a resident of Kibuli in kampala.

According to the ministry, the deceased presented at Kibuli Muslim Hospital with signs and symptoms consistent to COVID-19 which include; cough,mild fever and difficulty in breathing. She was later referred to Mulago Referral Hospital but she passed away on her way to Mulago Hospital.

The ministry adds that further investigations revealed that the deceased was diabetic and off medication and had a history of asthma for 10 years.

“The samples analysed at three different laboratories; Makerere University, Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) and Central Public Health Laboratory confirmed SARS-COV-2. The process of contact tracing and listing is on-going.” read part of the statement from the ministry.

The ministry also clarified about the samples taken off a suspected COVID19 death in kiruhura district turned negative for COVID19.

Relatedly, the ministry confirmed thirteen (13) new COVID19 cases out of the 2,485 samples tested on 2nd August,2020.

Of the confirmed cases, four (4) are truck drivers, two (2) of whom arrived from  DRC via Bunagana and the other two (2) arrived from Kenya via Malaba points of entry.

The other cases include; five (5) contacts, three (3) of whom are from Kampala while two (2) are from Gulu, two (2) returnees who arrived from USA and 2 alerts from from Buikwe and Kampala.

The ministry adds that a total of eighteen (18) foreign truck drivers including 11 Kenyans, 5 Tanzanians and 2 Congolese who tested positive for COVID19 were not permitted entry into the country.

Todate, Uganda registers a total of 1,195 confirmed cases, 1,070 recoveries and five (5) deaths.

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