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Uganda Records First Coronavirus Death As Cases Reach 1,079

Uganda today confirmed its first COVID-19 death. Director General Health Services, Henry Mwebesa confirmed the fatality during a press briefing.

He have details of the victim 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.

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“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.

Uganda now joins Botswana and Burundi in the category of countries with single deaths. Eritrea and Seychelles are the only countries that have no deaths till date.

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