Breaking: Uganda Finally Confirms Its First COVID-19 Death!

Breaking: Uganda Finally Confirms Its First COVID-19 Death!

By Andrew Irumba

Namisindwa: As was reported yesterday by TheSpy Uganda, the Ministry Of Health was investigating the death of a 34 year old female who passed on 21st July, 2020 at a clinic in Mbale after presenting COVID-19 related symptoms including; fever, headache and difficulty in breathing.

After investigations, the latest news on our desk is that this person died of COVID-19 being Uganda’s first case.

The deceased first presented with COVID-19 like signs and symptoms including fever, dry cough, headache and difficulty in breathing.

She was initially admitted to Wasungui HC II on Wednesday (July 15, 2020) and treated for severe pneumonia.

However, on Monday, (July 20, 2020), she was transferred to Joy Hospice health facility, in Mbale District, where she was isolated in the female ward.

While in isolation, the patient’s condition deteriorated with difficulty in breathing, cough, chills and headache. She passed on, on Tuesday (July 21, 2020) at 2:00am. She was buried on Thursday (July 23, 2020) as per Safe Dignified Burial procedures.

“In our earlier report we had indicated that the deceased was not a Ugandan. Further investigations have since established that she was a Ugandan from Manafwa, Bubulo East, Namabya- Namunyali- Sisongofwa,” Dr Mwebesa said.

“The deceased is a Kenyan national married to a Ugandan. The Ministry will inform the country of the outcome of laboratory tests conducted on the body of the deceased accordingly. May her soul rest in eternal peace” Ministry tweeted yesterday.

 

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