Uganda Finally Its Registers First Covid19 Death after 4 Months of this pandemic, we have been lucky so far.
We had posted yesterday that an article titled Breaking News: Suspected Covid19 Patient dies in Mbale , but some people dismissed it on social edia as fake news!!
It has now been confirmed by the Ministry of Health that Uganda has registered its forst covid19 death after 4 months of having none.
It was posted on the Ministry of Health Twitter Account a few hours ago about this death as confirmed by Director General Health Services Mr. Henry Mwebasa.
Uganda registers 1st COVID-19 death. A 34 year old Ugandan female,resident of Namisindwa District who presented with COVID like signs and symptoms: fever,dry cough,headache and difficulty in breathing. Director General Health Services, @henrymwebesa confirms during a presser
The Ministry of Health posted a twitter thread as below explaining the whole scenario.
The deceased was initially admitted to Wasungui HC II on Wednesday, 15th July, 2020 and treated for severe pneumonia. However, on Monday, 20th July, 2020, she was transferred to Joy Hospice health facility, in Mbale District, where she was isolated in the female ward.92941
While in isolation, the patient’s condition deteriorated with difficulty in breathing, cough, chills and headache. Unfortunately, she passed on on Tuesday 21st July, 2020 at 2:00am. May her soul rest in eternal peace. #STAYSAFEUG
In our earlier report we had indicated that the deceased was not a Ugandan. Further investigations have since established that she was a Ugandan from Manafwa, Bubulo East, Namabya- Namunyali- Sisongofwa. #STAYSAFEUG
The postmortem samples from the deceased were confirmed positive for SARS-COV-2 by 4 laboratories: UVRI, CPHL, Tororo and Makerere. In addition, findings at postmortem showed features of acute pneumonia; findings that are consistent with COVID-19 infection. #STAYSAFEUG
You can the full thread below.
So fellow Ugandans stay safe and observe all the Ministry of Health guidelines.