The ministry of Health has confirmed the death of a third person due to COVID19. According to a statement from the ministry, the deceased is a 67 year old male of Nigerian origin and resident of Kisenyi in Kampala.
“He had symptoms consistent to COVID19 which include; cough, fever, chest pain and difficulty in breathing and sought treatment from a private clinic. He later went to Kiruddu Refferal Hospital where he was admitted and samples were taken off. Unfortunately, he passed on on 29th July 2020” the ministry says.
Accordingly, the samples analyzed at Uganda Virus Research Institute confirmed SARS-COV-2. So far, 15 contacts have been listed.
Meanwhile, the ministry of health clarified that samples were taken off from a 27 year old resident of Namisindwa District who collapsed and died on 29th July 2020 tested negative for COVID19.
“In the same vein, 7 new COVID19 cases were confirmed today. Out of the 7 confirmed cases, two are truck drivers who arrived from South Sudan via Elegu and DRC via Bunagana points of entry” the ministry noted.
Two other cases are contacts to previously confirmed cases, one from Gulu and one from Namisindwa districts. Two alerts are from Amuru and Mbarara Districts. “On was a resident of Kampala mentioned above who succumbed to COVID19” the ministry added.
Currently Uganda has 1,154 confirmed cases, 1,028 recoveries and 3 deaths.