Just In:Uganda Registers 4th COVID-19 Death As Cases Rise To 1,176

Just In:Uganda Registers 4th COVID-19 Death As Cases Rise To 1,176

By Spy Uganda

Kampala: The Ministry of Health has revealed that Uganda registered the 4th Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Friday July 31st, 2020, at a time when cumulative cases of infection have since risen to 1, 176

According to a statement released  by the Ministry of Health, the deceased was a 61-year-old female Ugandan who died in Kampala.

The statement reads is full thus; “The Ministry of Health would like to inform the public that Uganda has registered one COVID- 19 death today. This bring the total COVID 19 deaths to four.

The deceased is a 61-year-old Ugandan female, a resident of Kiyimbi, Nakulabye in Kampala.

She had symptoms consistent to COVID-19 which include; coughing, fever, chest pain and difficulty in breathing and sought treatment from Mengo Hospital on Wednesday, 29th July, 2020.

However, Mengo hospital referred her to Mulago National Referral Hospital on Thursday, 30th July, 2020 where she was admitted and her samples were taken off. Unfortunately, she passed on yesterday, 31st  July,  2020. May her soul rest in eternal peace.”

The statement adds that; “The samples analysed at Makerere University Laboratories confirmed SARS-COV-2.

So far, 12 contacts to the deceased have been listed.

Similarly,  twenty-two (22) new COVID-19 cases were confirmed from samples tested on 30th July, 2020.

Statement from Ministry of Health about new COVID-19 death

Out of the twenty confirmed cases:- 6 are truck drivers, 10 are returnees from abroad, 4 are contacts to previously confirmed cases and 2 are alerts. All 6 truck drivers arrived  from Kenya: four (4) arrived via Lwakhakha while two (2) arrived via Malaba Points of Entry. Regarding the returnees,  9 arrived from Saudi Arabia while arrived from Kenya. All were under quarantine at the time of test.

The 4 contacts to previously confirmed cases were from Namisndwa District (and were under quarantine at the time of test.

One of the alert cases is from Namisindwa District while the other is from Kampala Metropolitan Area, mentioned above who succumbed to COVID-l9.

Nine Kenyan foreign truck directs tested positive for COVID-19 at the border points of entry and their entry into the country was not permitted.

 

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