Ministry of Health has confirmed the second Covid-19 death in Kampala as first published by New Vision.

The government newspapers reported that an 80-year-old female resident of Mengo, Kisenyi III has become the second person to die of COVID-19 in Uganda.

According to the health ministry, the woman was first admitted at Platinum hospital in Kampala and later referred to Mengo hospital for further treatment.

An authentic source from the health ministry said the deceased presented

with signs and symptoms consistent with COVID-19 which included cough, fever, chest pain and difficulty in breathing, New Vision further reported.

“She was referred to Mengo hospital from Platinum on July 24 but unfortunately passed away on the same day at 6.30pm,” the source revealed.

Samples were drawn and sent to the Uganda Virus Research Institute for analysis and results showed samples tested positive for COVID-19.

Uganda registered its first COVID-19 death in Mbale district on July 21.

The ministry PRO confirmed the death and told us an official statement was being worked on.

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