Kampala – Uganda has registered another COVID-19 death bringing the total number of confirmed deaths to four. The deceased is a 61-year-old female, a resident of Kiyimbi in Nakulabye, Kampala who died on Friday.
According to the ministry of health, she was admitted at Mengo Hospital before transfer to Mulago National Referral hospital where she succumbed to the disease.
On admission at Mengo, the deceased presented with COVID symptoms of cough, fever, chest pain and difficulty in breathing.
Africa Tembelea understands that the ministry has commenced contact tracing of persons who might have come into contact with the deceased. As of Friday, over 200 contacts of all previously recorded deaths were being followed up.
The country also registered 21 new positive COVID-19 cases. 10 of the confirmed cases are returnees who recently entered the country while six were truck drivers. Four contacts and two community alerts also tested positive.
As of Saturday, Uganda has registered a cumulative total of 1,176 confirmed COVID-19 cases, of whom 1,045 have so far been discharged from various hospitals across the country after they recovered.