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Uganda registers second coronavirus death

Uganda has registered its second coronavirus death

Uganda has registered its second coronavirus death

Uganda has registered its second coronavirus (COVID-19) death, an 80-year-old female and resident of Mengo, Kisenyi III in Kampala.

According to the ministry of Health, the deceased was admitted to Platinum hospital on Friday, July 24, 2020, at about 5:00 pm after she presented with COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, chest pain and difficulty in breathing.

She was referred to Mengo hospital where she breathed her last at around 6:30 pm on the same day. Following her death, postmortem samples analyzed at the Uganda Virus Research Institute and Makerere University Laboratory confirmed that the deceased had succumbed to COVID-19.

The ministry has started tracing all contacts who might have come in contact with the deceased. On Wednesday, this week, another female, 34-year-old Yunis Chimatala, passed on 34 at Joy Hospice centre in Mbale in eastern Uganda where she had been referred to from Wasungui health centre II on July 15, 2020.

Postmortem results from all the four laboratories from Uganda Virus Research Institute, Makerere University, Tororo and CPHL confirmed that she died of coronavirus.

Today, the ministry of Health announced 12 new coronavirus cases, raising the countries total cumulative cases to 1,115 from the 1,937 samples tested on Saturday.

The cases include one is a truck driver who entered the country from Mirama Hills, seven are contacts to previously confirmed cases in Tororo, Kampala, Isingiro, Mbale, Isingiro and one returnee from Kenya. To date, 260,465 people have been tested in the country while 975 Ugandans have recovered from the virus. 

Globally, there is a surge in coronavirus infections and deaths which stand at 16 million and 650,000 respectively. 


0 #1 Rwatooro 2020-07-26 22:34
This is indeed Drama. The old person you are telling us died of COVID-19, looks not to be true. You can tell from the people who are standing at the ambulance to pickup the dead body. There's no way how you can stand at the ambulance to pickup the dead body without a MASK.

Look at that man checking his phone. Does that really make any sense that the person died of COVID-19 while it is just to scare people.

The three have no protective gears other than the other 4 in white who looks really at work in full protection. These other 3, it is just a game. Otherwise, we are watching! Uganda need ti be serious to learn what COVID-19 is all about.
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0 #2 Lysol 2020-07-26 22:40
That is not the actual number of death.It is much higher.
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0 #3 Lakwena 2020-07-27 09:19
Quoting Lysol:
That is not the actual number of death.It is much higher.

Lysol you are right. Like North Korea, which has just announced her first Covid 19 case; this government is deceitful above all creatures.

In other words, Mr. M7 has always arrogated himself to be the most strategic in managing crisis than all of his counterparts in the region.

And in response; that is how Mr. Kagame and president Pombe Magufuli thumb their noses at him.
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0 #4 Odongkara 2020-07-27 10:07
More than two people in Uganda have died from Covid-19 truth be told because this hiding and manipulating figures does not help anything because God who owns our destiny is in control.
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0 #5 Nalongo Mutiima 2020-07-27 11:09
Someone rightly predicted that as the easing of lockdown starts, more mysterious deaths from Covid will surface.

And that by September as the possible reopening of schools is mooted, more and more mysterious deaths will be announced.
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