The Ministry of Health on Sunday verified every other demise of one COVID-19 patient, bringing the range of humans who have succumbed to the sickness in Uganda to seven.
A announcement via the ministry says that 16 new COVID-19 instances have been validated from samples tested on Saturday, bringing the cumulative proven cases of Ugandans to 1,283.
The deceased, a 49-year old Ugandan female, was an HIV advantageous affected person on treatment and a resident of Wakiso.
The patient, according to a declaration from the fitness ministry additionally had a records of allergies and Tuberculosis (TB) which are considered as excessive hazard elements for Covid.
According to Dr Henry Mwebesa, the director standard of fitness services, the deceased, on August 6 presented at a personal fitness facility in Wakiso with symptoms and signs and symptoms consistent with the virus which encompass high fever, situation in breathing, chest and abdominal pain.
“Upon admission, the attending clinicians suspected Covid-19 and informed the Ministry of Health. Sample have been taken off and sent to laboratories for evaluation and they established SARS-COV2.
Unfortunately she surpassed away this morning at the private facility,” Dr Mwebesa stated in a statement.
Meanwhile, of the 16 new instances established from tests carried out on Saturday, 10 are alerts, two are contacts to beforehand demonstrated instances while four are from truck drivers who arrived from Kenya, three via the Malaba border point and one from the Busia factor of entry.