Uganda has registered back to back Covid19 deaths. The Ministry of Health confirmed Saturday another death as a result of the virus, bringing the country’s tally to 4.
The deceased the ministry says, is a 61-year-old Ugandan female, a resident of Kiyimbi, Nakulabye in Kampala.
“She had symptoms consistent to COVID-19 which include: cough, fever, chest pain and difficulty in breathing and sought treatment from Mengo Hospital on Wednesday, 29th July, 2020. However, Mengo hospital referred her to Mulago National Referral Hospital on Thursday, 30th July, 2020 where she was admitted and her samples were taken off. Unfortunately, she passed on yesterday, 31st July, 2020,” the ministry announced.
Meanwhile, 22 new cases have been confirmed from samples tested on 30th July, 2020. Out of the twenty-two (22) confirmed cases, are truck drivers, ten are returnees from abroad, four are contacts to previously confirmed cases and two (2) are alerts.
This is a significant jump from the average number of about 10 daily cases that the country has been registering over the past few weeks.
Regarding the returnees, the ministry says nine arrived from Saudi Arabia while one from Kenya. All were under quarantine at the time of test.
Nine (9) Kenyan foreign truck drivers tested positive for COVID-19 at the border points of entry and their entry into the country was not permitted.