Uganda Records first coronavirus death, cases reach 1,079

Uganda now enters Botswana and Burundi in single-death nation group. Eritrea and Seychelles
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Director General Health Services, Henry Mwebesa

Today Uganda reported its first death by COVID-19. Director General Health Services, Henry Mwebesa
The fatality was confirmed at a press conference.

He has the victim's information as:
“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.

“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.

“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 2:00 am. She was buried on 23rd July 2020 as per Safe Dignified Burial procedures,” he added.

Uganda now enters Botswana and Burundi in single-death nation group. Eritrea and Seychelles are the only countries with no fatalities so far.


  • Confirmed cases = 1,079
  • Active cases = 108
  • Recoveries = 971
  • Number of deaths = 1

John Hopkins Uni stats valid as of July 21, 2020

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