COVID-19: Uganda registers 6th death

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The number of Covid-19 related deaths in Uganda have reached six. This is after the Ministry of Health confirmed another fatality on Friday.

The deceased, the Ministry said is a 70 year old Ugandan male, and a resident of Nateete in Kampala.

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A statement issued by Ministry of Health said he presented at Lubaga Hospital on July 24, 2020 with signs and symptoms consistent with Covid-19 which include mild fever, cough and difficulty in breathing. Further investigations “revealed that he was diabetic, a risk factor for Covid-19,” the Ministry said.

Upon detoriation, he was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the same Hospital and Covid-19 samples were taken from him and sent to the labaratories for analysis. “Samples were confirmed for SARS- COV-2.”

The Ministry said he died on August 6, 2020 at Mulago National Referral Hospital where he had been transferred on July 28.

Meanwhile, 31 new cases have been confirmed from results of COVID-19 tests done on 06 August 2020, the Ministry has revealed.

Out of the 31, the Ministry said 19 are alerts, 8 are contacts to previously confirmed cases while 4 are truck drivers. Cumulative confirmed cases of Ugandans are currently 1,254 whereas the number of recoveries have cumulatively reached 1,113 .

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