COVID-19: Uganda Registers Fourth Death and 22 New Cases

Uganda has registered its fourth COVID19 death. The deceased is a 61 year old Ugandan female resident of Kiyimbi, Nakulabye in Kampala.

According to the ministry, the deceased had symptoms consitent to COVID19 which included; cough, fever, chest pain, difficulty in breathing. She sought treatment from Mengo hospital on wednesday, 29th July, 2020 and was referred to Mulago National Referral Hospital where she was admitted and her samples were taken off.

“The samples analyzed at Makerere University laboratories confirmed SARS-COV-2. So far, 12 contacts to the deceased have been listed.” reads part of the statement from the ministry.

Relatedly, the ministry has confirmed 22 new COVID19 cases, six (6) of whom are truck drivers, ten (10) are returnees from abroad, four (4) are contacts to previously confirmed cases and the other two (2) are alerts.

All the six (6) truck drivers arrived from Kenya, four (4) of whom arrived via Lwakhakha while two (2) arrived via Malaba points of entry.

Among the 10 returnees, nine (9) arrived from Saudi Arabia while the other one arrived from Kenya. Where as the four(4) contacts are all from Namisindwa who were all under quarantine at the time of the test.

Regarding the alerts, one (1 ) is from Namisindwa, while the other one (1) is from Kampala who succumbed to COVID19.

The ministry adds that a total of nine  (9) foreign truck drivers who tested positive for COVID19 were not permitted entry into the country.

Currently, Uganda registers a total of 1,176 confirmed cases, 1,045 recoveries and four (4) deaths.


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