Kampala – Uganda on Sunday recorded a second COVID-19 death, ministry of health announced.
According to Dr. Olaro Charles who signed the ministry statement on behalf of the Director General Health Services, the victim, an 80-year-old female resident of Mengo, Kisenyi III was first admitted at Platinum hospital in the capital Kampala on Friday and later referred to Mengo hospital for further treatment.
“Upon admission at Mengo Hospital she presented with symptoms consistent to COVID-19 which include cough, fever, chest pain and difficulty in breathing,” Dr. Olaro Charles said in a statement.
He revealed that post mortem samples that were analysed both at Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) and Makerere University Laboratories confirmed the victim succumbed to COVID-19.
According the health ministry, contact tracing and listing process have been initiated.
To date, Uganda has registered a cumulative tally of 1,115 COVID-19 cases out of whom 975 have been discharged and two have died.
Uganda registered its first COVID-19 death in Mbale district on July 21. This was a support staff working at Wasungui health centre II in Namisindwa district.