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Uganda Confirms 5th Covid-19 Death

The Ministry of Health confirms one death today bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths to 5 in the Uganda. The deceased is a 41 year old of Indian origin and a resident of Kibuli in Kampala.

On 1st August 2020, she presented at Kibuli Muslim Hospital with signs and symptoms consistent of coronavirus which include mild fever, cough and difficulty in breathing.

Upon suspecting covid-19, the Kibuli Muslim Hospital team referred her to Mulago National referral Hospital for further management on the same day. Unfortunately, she died on her way to Mulago Hospital. May her soul rest in eternal peace.

Further investigations revealed that she was diabetic and off medication and had a history of ashma for a period of ten year. Both ashma and diabetes are risk factors for covid-19. Samples were taken off from her body and sent to laboratories for analysis.

The samples were analyzed at three different laboratories; Makerere University, Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) and Central Public Health Laboratories confirmed SARS-COV-2. The process of contact tracing and listing is ongoing.

Additionally, samples taken from suspected covid-19 death in  Kiruhura District have tested negative for coronavirus.

Meanwhile, 13 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed from samples tested on 2 August 2020. This brings the cumulative confirmed cases of Ugandans to 1,195

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