Uganda through the Ministry of Health has confirmed her second coronavirus death after an 80-year old woman residing in Mengo, Kampala succumbed to the virus.
The deceased is reported to have been admitted at Platinum Hospital on Friday before she was transferred to Mengo Hospital.At Mengo she presented all coronavirus symptoms including chest pains and difficulty in breathing before passing on.
“The Ministry of Health Uganda has confirmed the second COVID-19 death today. The deceased, an 80-year-old female, was a resident of Mengo, Kisenyi III in Kampala.
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She was admitted at Platinum Hospital on Friday, 24th July, 2020 at 5:00pm and later referred to Mengo Hospital.”
At the same time, Uganda confirmed 12 new positive cases of the virus bringing to 1,115 the number of confirmed cases up to date.
The new cases comprise of 1 truck driver, 7 contacts of a previously confirmed patient and 3 citizens, one of them being a returnee from Kenya.
A total of 15 foreign truck drivers comprising of 6 Kenyans, 6 Tanzanians, 1 congolese and 1 Ethiopian tested positive at different border entry points and were denied entry into the country.
“Fifteen (15) foreign truck drivers (6 Kenyans, 6 Tanzanians, 1 Congolese, 1 Ethiopian and 1 Somali) tested positive for COVID-19 at the border points of entry and their entry into the country was not permitted.” Said Ministry of Health Uganda.
Uganda up to date has reported 975 recoveries since they first confirmed their first case of the virus.