The latest news that has reached us is that Uganda has registered another Covid19 as reported by the Ministry of Education!
The deceased is a 61-year-old woman who hails from Kiyimbi, Nakulabye.
“She had symptoms consistent to COVID-19 which include: cough, fever, chest pain and difficulty in breathing and sought treatment from Mengo Hospital on Wednesday, 29th July, 2020. However, Mengo hospital referred her to Mulago National Referral Hospital on Thursday, 30th July, 2020 where she was admitted and her samples were taken off. Unfortunately, she passed on yesterday, 31st July, 2020,” the ministry announced.
This is the announcement Tweet from the Ministry of health below.
Meanwhile, 22 new cases have been confirmed from samples tested on 30th July, 2020. Out of the twenty-two (22) confirmed cases, are truck drivers, ten are returnees from abroad, four are contacts to previously confirmed cases and two (2) are alerts.
This is a significant jump from the average number of about 10 daily cases that the country has been registering over the past few weeks.
Regarding the returnees, the ministry says nine arrived from Saudi Arabia while one from Kenya. All were under quarantine at the time of test.
Nine (9) Kenyan foreign truck drivers tested positive for COVID-19 at the border points of entry and their entry into the country was not permitted.
Let us keep home and observe all the guidelines of the government to prevent the spread of this deadly virus.