Uganda registers 2nd COVID-19 death

FILE PHOTO: Uganda’s Minister of Health Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng looks on during the commissioning of the 1st Port Health laboratory in Uganda. COURTESY: TWITTER/Ministry of Health Uganda
A man washes his hands before entering a shopping arcade in Kampala, Uganda, July 22, 2020. (Photo by Nicholas Kajoba/Xinhua)

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

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.