Panic as Uganda registers third COVID-19 death, confirmed cases rise to 1,154

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Uganda has registered a third covid-19 death following the death of 67-year-old male and a resident of Kisenyi in Kampala-the ministry of Health confirmed I statement on Friday evening
“He had symptoms consistent to COVID-19 which include; cough, fever, chest pain and difficulty in breathing,” the Ministry of Health said in a statement.

He’s reported to have first sought treatment from a private clinic before he was later transferred to Kiruddu Referral Hospital where he was admitted and his samples taken.
He died on July 29, 2020, according to authorities.
“So far, 15 contacts have been listed,” the statement added.

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Uganda has so far lost three patients to coronavirus; 34-year-old female in Namisindwa, an 80-year-old female from Kisenyi III, Mengo and now a 67-year-old male also from Kisenyi.
Meanwhile seven more people tested positive for coronavirus from the 3,229 samples tested yesterday July 30. This raises the country’s total confirmed coronavirus cases to 1,154. So far, 272,805 total samples have been tested in Uganda with at least 1,028 recoveries.

The new cases include two truck drivers who arrived from South Sudan and DR Congo, two contacts from Gulu and Namisindwa as well as 5 alerts from Mbarara (2), Amuru (2) and one (deceased) from Kampala.

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