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Uganda Registers Second COVID-19 Death

A health worker tests a woman for the coronavirus during a mass testing in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya, May 26, 2020. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Uganda reported a second COVID-19 death, the ministry of health said on Sunday.

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According to a ministry statement, the victim was an 80-year-old female who was first admitted at a private hospital in the capital Kampala on Friday and later referred to a bigger hospital.

“Upon admission at Mengo Hospital she presented with symptoms consistent to COVID-19 which include cough, fever, chest pain, and difficulty in breathing,” the statement said.

Postmortem samples were later analyzed and confirmed to be COVID-19.

The contact tracing and listing process have been initiated, according to the statement.

The ministry said it registered 12 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the cumulative tally to 1,115. The recovery cases were 975.

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