The Ministry of Health on Sunday(09 August 2020) confirmed another death of one COVID-19 patient, bringing the number of people who have succumbed to the disease in Uganda to seven.
A statement by the ministry says that 16 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed from samples tested on Saturday, bringing the cumulative confirmed cases of Ugandans to 1,283.
The deceased, a 49-year old Ugandan female, was an HIV positive patient on treatment and a resident of Wakiso. The patient, according to a statement from the health ministry also had a history of asthma and Tuberculosis (TB) which are considered as high risk factors for Covid.
According to Dr Henry Mwebesa, the director general of health services, the deceased, on August 6 presented at a private health facility in Wakiso with signs and symptoms consistent with the virus which include high fever, difficulty in breathing, chest and abdominal pain.
“Upon admission, the attending clinicians suspected Covid-19 and informed the Ministry of