Coronavirus: Uganda registers 5th COVID19 death

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The Ministry of Health on Monday confirmed one death from Covid-19 bringing the total number of deaths to five.
The ministry says 13 new cases were confirmed from samples tested on 2 August 2020, bringing the cumulative confirmed cases of Ugandans to 1,195
The deceased, a 46-year-old female of Indian origin and resident of Kibuli, reportedly presented with signs and symptoms consistent with COVID19 of mild fever, cough and difficulty in breathing upon admission to Kibuli Muslim hospital on August 1



Dr Henry Mwebesa, the director general of health services, the patient died on the way to Mulago Hospital.
He said that samples were taken off her body and analysed at Makerere University, Uganda Virus Research Institute and Public Health Laboratories where it was confirmed that she had SAR-COV-2.
Dr Mwebesa said that further investigations revealed that she was diabetic and off medication and had a history of asthma for 10 years.
Diabetes and asthma, according to Dr Mwebesa, are risk factors for COVID-19. He said the process of contact tracing and listing is on-going.



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Meanwhile, Dr Mwesbesa said, samples that were taken from a suspected COVID-19 death in Kiruhura District have tested negative for COVID-19.
Meanwhile keya ministry of health o monday confirmed that 544 people tested positive from 2,653 samples tested in the last 24 hours bringing to 22,597 the number of positive cases pushing our cumulative tests to 318,376 in the Country.
CAS Dr. Rashid Aman says Nurse, Marian Awuor Adumbo who succumbed to COVID-19 at the Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital on Sunday evening.



The death of Miriam brings to 8 the number of healthcare workers who have so far died from the virus in the country.
In the other news, Tanzania government has enacted new rules that restrict online content. Under the new legislation, organizing, planning or even supporting any form of demonstration online is now illegal.
The new rules have also banned sharing of information about an infectious disease outbreak without government permission. Correspondents say the new rules also make it possible for people to be prosecuted for what they write on a shared instant messaging platform, such as a WhatsApp group.

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