Uganda Records First Covid-19 Death - Dr Henry Mwebesa Confirms

Posted on Jul 23, 2020
By LTAuthor


Uganda has registered its first death from the coronavirus (Covid-19), the health ministry announced on Thursday.

While briefing presser, Director for General Health Services, Henry G Mwebesa said that the victim was 34-year-old Ugandan female who presented with Covid-19 signs and symptoms; dry cough, headache and difficulty in breathing.

The patient died at Joy Hospice Health Facility, in Mbale District where she was isolated in female ward on Tuesday 21st July 2020, according to Ministry of Health.

The deceased was a resident of Namisindwa district who was at first admitted to Wasungui HC 11 on Wednesday 15th July 2020 and treated for pneumonia and on Monday 20th July, and later she was transferred to Joy Hospice Health Facility where she was isolated.

The postmortem samples from the deceased were confirmed positive for SARS-COV-2 by 4 laboratories, UVRI, CPHL, Tororo and Makerere.

Uganda has so far registered 1,079 cumulative confirmed cases Ugandans and a total of 971 Ugandans recoveries.

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