Uganda registers third COVID-19 death

By :
Baluku Geoffrey

Kampala – Uganda has reported its third COVID-19-related death, the ministry of health confirmed on Friday.

According to the health ministry, the deceased, was a 67-year-old Nigerian national, and a resident of Kisenyi, a Kampala suburb.

“He had symptoms consistent to COVID-19 which include; cough, fever, chest pain and difficulty in breathing,” the Ministry of Health said in a statement.

He is reported to have first sought treatment from a private clinic before he was later transferred to Kiruddu Referral Hospital where he was admitted and his samples taken. He died on July 29, 2020, according to the health ministry.

This brings to three the total number of people who have died of Covid-19 since the virus was confirmed in the East African nation on March 21.

Africa Tembelea has also learnt that another seven new infections have been confirmed from samples tested on July 30. The new infections include truck drivers and contacts to previously confirmed cases.

Another twenty-four foreign truck drivers (13 Kenyans and 10 Tanzanians) who tested positive for the virus were not allowed to enter Uganda.

Relatedly, ministry of health says that samples taken from a 27-year-old male resident of Namisindwa District who collapsed and died on July 29, 2020 had tested negative after tests at Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI).

To date, out of a cumulative total of 1,154 COVID-19 cases, 1,028 Ugandans have since been discharged from various hospitals across the country after they recovered from the virus.

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