According to the Ministry of Health, the latest victim is a 70-year-old Ugandan male, a resident of Nateete Kampala’
He was admitted at Lubaga hospital with signs and symptoms consistent with COVID-19 which include mild fever, cough, and difficulty in breathing. He was diabetic, which is a risk factor for COVID-19
In the statement, the ministry said that the patient was admitted in the Intensive Care Unit after tests that confirmed he had the disease.
He was on July 28 referred to Mulago National Referral Hospital where he died on Thursday.
The ministry says that 31 new infections had been registered bringing the total number of covid-19 cases to 1,254.
Four of the cases are from Kampala Metropolitan area, four from Wakiso District, one from Sironko District, one from Bushenyi District, two from Kisoro District, four from Amuru District and three from Adjumani Distric
Currently Uganda has registered 1,254 COVID-19 cases, with 1,113 recoveries.
U.S warns nationals
The US Embassy in Uganda has cautioned its Citizens about observance of health guideline as the country registers more Covid-19 deaths.
In a statement from the Embassy’s website, Christopher Krafft the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Kampala, notes that although Uganda initially registered a commendable response after the the Covid-10 outbreak, the situation is slowly taking a negative trend.
‘In this phase of increasing community transmission, it is up to each of us to protect ourselves, follow the guidelines, and do our part.’
Results of COVID-19 tests done on 06 August 2020 confirm 31 new cases.
🔺Uganda registered one death bringing the total COVID-19 deaths to six.
🔺Cumulative confirmed cases of Ugandans: 1,254
— Ministry of Health- Uganda (@MinofHealthUG) August 7, 2020