Uganda on Saturday confirmed a fourth COVID-19 death. The deceased is a 61-year-old female and resident of Kiyimbi, Nakulabye, Kampala.
According to the ministry of Health, the deceased sought treatment from Mengo hospital early this week after presenting with symptoms consistent with coronavirus.
“She had symptoms consistent to COVID-19 which include cough, fever, chest pain and difficulty in breathing,” the Ministry of Health said in a statement on Saturday.
She first sought treatment at Mengo Hospital on July 29, 2020 before she was referred to Mulago National Referral Hospital on July 30 where her samples were taken for testing before she died the following day.
The ministry’s statement further said 22 new infections had been registered as confirmed cases rose to 1,176.
At least 1,045 Ugandans have recovered
Six of the new cases are truck drivers, 10 are returnees from abroad, and four are contacts to previously confirmed cases while two are alerts.
Last week Uganda registered its first coronavirus death of a 34-year-old female from Namisindwa in eastern Uganda. She died from Joy Hospice centre in Mbale after spending over 5 days in the hospital.
The second death was of an 80-year-old female from Kisenyi III, Mengo who was admitted in Mengo hospital while the third death was confirmed yesterday of a 67-year-old male of Nigerian origin, also a resident of Kisenyi who was admitted in Kiruddu general hospital in Makindye, Kampala.