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Uganda Registers First Covid-19 Death


Uganda has registered her first Covid-19, the Ministry of Health has announced.

The  Director General of Health Services Dr Henry Mwebesa made the announcement this Thursday evening saying that the deceased was a 34-year-old woman resident of Namisindwa District

She presented with COVID like signs and symptoms: fever, dry cough, headache and difficulty in breathing.

“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,” Mwebesa said.

“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.”

She was buried earlier today.



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