COVID-19: Uganda Confirms Third Death As Cases Skyrocket To 1,154

COVID-19: Uganda Confirms Third Death As Cases Skyrocket To 1,154

By Spy Uganda

Kampala: According to Ministry of Health, Uganda has registered the third COVID-19 death as the total confirmed cases on Friday rose to 1,154.

The deceased is a 67-year-old male, of Nigerian origin and a resident of Kisenyi, in Kampala. He had symptoms consistent to COVID-19 which include: cough, fever, chest pain and difficulty in breathing and sought treatment from a private clinic.

Ministry adds that he later went to Kiruddu Referal Hospital where he was admitted and samples were taken off.

Ministry Of Health Statement On The Third Death.

The samples were taken from the patient and analyzed at Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) which confirmed SARS-COV-2 before he passed on on 29th July, 2020 leaving behind 15 contacts.

The Ministry adds that samples were also taken off from a 27 year old male, a resident of Namisidwa District who collapsed and died on 29th July, 2020 and results from the analysis at UVRI confirmed that he was negative for the novel coronavirus.

In the same vein, seven (7) new COVID-19 cases were confirmed today. Out of the seven (7) confirmed cases include Two (2) truck drivers who arrived from South Sudan and DRC via Elegu and Bunagana points of entry.

Two (2) are contacts to previously confirmed cases; one (1) from Gulu and one(1) from Namisindwa Districts.

Regarding the alerts, two (2) are from Amuru and Mbarara Districts. One (1) was a resident of Kampala mentioned above who succumbed to COVID-19.

Meanwhile, twenty-four (24) foreign truck drivers (13 Kenyans, 10 Tanzanians and 1 Rwandan) tested positive for COVID-19 at the border points of entry and their entry into the country was not permitted.

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