Uganda has registered its third COVID19 death today. The deceased is a 67 year old male, Nigeria origin and a resident of Kisenyi in kampala.
According to the ministry, the deceased had symptoms consistent to COVID-19 which include; cough, fever, chest pain and difficulty in breathing and sought treatment from a private clinic.He later went to Kirrudu Referral Hospital where he was admitted and samples were taken off.
“The samples analysed at Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) confirmed SARS-COV-2. So far, 15 contacts have been listed.” read part of the statement from the ministry.
The ministry also clarified about the samples that were taken off a 27 year old male, a resident of Namisidwa district who collapsed and died on 29th July,2020 turned negative for COVID19.
Relatedly, the ministry confirmed seven(7) new COVID19 cases out of the 3,229 samples tested on 30th July,2020.
Of the confirmed cases, two (2) are truck drivers who arrived from South Sudan and DRC via Elegu and Bunagana points of entry.
The other cases include, two (2) contacts from Amuru and Mbarara districts, three (3) are alerts one (1) of whom is from Gulu, one (1) from Namisindwa districts and the other one (1) was a resident of Kampala who succumbed to COVID.
It adds that a total of twenty four (24) foreign truck drivers including 13 Kenyans, 10 Tanzanians and 1 Rwandan who tested positive for COVID19 were not permitted entry into the country.
Todate, Uganda registers a total of 1,154 confirmed cases, 1,028 recoveries and three (3) deaths.