Uganda Registered a Third (3) COVID-19 Death in Kampala

The ministry of health would like to inform the public that Uganda has registered one COVID-19 death today. This brings the total COVID-19 deaths to three (3).

The deceased is a 67 year old male, of Nigerian origin and a resident of Kisenyi, in Kampala.

He had symptoms consistent to COVID-19 which included: cough, fever, chest pain and difficulty in breathing.

He sought treatment from a private clinic. He later went to Kiruddu Referral Hospital where he was admitted and samples were taken off. Unfortunately, he passed on, on 29th, July, 2020.

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Results from COVID-19 tests done on 30 July 2020 confirmed 7 cases bringing the cumulative total of confirmed Ugandan cases to 1,154.

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.

This site 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.

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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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