By Our Reporter
The Ministry of Health has revealed that Uganda has registered a third COVID-19 death after medics reported the case of a Nigerian national who succumbed to the deadly virus on Friday, bringing the total number of cases to 1,154 with 1,028 recoveries.
A statement from the Ministry of Health about the latest COVID-19 death reads in part thus;
“The Ministry of Health would like to inform the public that Uganda has reclaimed one COV1D-19 death today. This brings the total COVID-19 deaths 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 include; cough, fever, chest pain and difficulty in breathing and sought treatment from a private clinic. He later went to Kiruddu Referral Hospital where he was admitted and samples were taken off him. Unfortunately, he passed away on 29th July, 2020. May his soul rest in eternal peace.”
The statement also continues that; “The samples analyzed at Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) confirmed SARS-COV-2. So far, 15 contacts have been listed.
The Ministry or Health would also like to inform the public that samples were taken off from a 27 year old male, a resident of Namisidwa District, who collapsed and died on 29th July, 2020. Results from the analysis at UVRI confirmed that he was NEGATIVE for COVID-19.
In the same vein, seven IT new COVID-19 cases were confirmed. Out of the seven confirmed cases; Two are truck drivers who arrived from South Sudan and UK via Elegu and Bunagana points of Entry.
Two (2) are contacts to previously confirmed ruses: one (1) from Gulu and one (1) from Namisindwa Districts
Regarding the alerts, two (2) are from Amuru and Mbarara Districts, One (1) was a resident of Kampala mentioned above who succumbed to COVID-19. Twenty-four (24) foreign truck drivers (13) Kenyans, 10 Tanzanians sand 1 Rwandan tested positive for COVID-I9 at the border points of entry and their entry into the country was not permitted.