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Uganda’s COVID-19 Deaths Shoot To 81, Out Of 8,808

By Our Reporter

The number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Uganda has climbed to 81 after the Ministry of Health registered two new deaths on Friday.

The Ministry revealed that results of COVID-19 tests done on 03rd October 2020 confirmed 146 new cases, raising the cumulative confirmed total cases  to 8,808 and 4,736  total recoveries.

The latest updates from the Ministry also indicate that 2 new COVID-19 deaths were registered from Kampala and Gulu Districts respectively.

The breakdown of the new cases is as follows:

The breakdown of the new cases are:

Contacts and Alerts (83):  Masaka (61), Kampala (11), Gulu (4), Arua (1), Buikwe (1), Buvuma (1), Jinja (1), Luwero (1), Moyo (1), Adjumani (1)

Returnees (63): from Oman (44), Jordan (12), Saudi Arabia (5) and South Sudan (2)

Symptoms of COVID-19

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhoea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually.

However, some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who get COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention

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