Uganda Records first coronavirus death, cases reach 1,079Uganda now enters Botswana and Burundi in single-death nation group. Eritrea and Seychelles
The fatality was confirmed at a press conference.
He has the victim's information as:
â€œ34-year-old Ugandan female, resident of Namisindwa District who presented with COVID like signs and symptoms: fever,dry cough,headache and difficulty in breathing.
â€œThe 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.
â€œWhile in isolation, the patientâ€™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,â€ he added.
- Confirmed cases = 1,079
- Active cases = 108
- Recoveries = 971
- Number of deaths = 1
John Hopkins Uni stats valid as of July 21, 2020