Uganda has registered its sixth COVID-19 death, after one person died on the evening of August 6 at Mulago National Referral Hospital.
The dead person was a 70-year old Ugandan, a resident of Nateete, a Kampala suburb. According to a statement from the Ministry of Health, this individual presented with COVID-19 signs and symptoms including mild fever, cough and difficulty in breathing, at Rubaga Hospital on July 24. The individual also had diabetes, a risk factor for COVID-19.
He had been referred to Mulago Hospital on July 28 and admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) but he, unfortunately, passed away on the evening of August 6.
Uganda also registered 31 new COVID-19 cases, a record for the past two weeks, from the samples tested on August 6, including 19 alerts, 8 contacts and 4 truck drivers. This brings the total caseload in the country to 1,254.
Of the alerts, 4 are from Kampala Metropolitan Area, 4 from Wakiso, 4 from Amuru, 3 from Adjumani, 2 from Kisoro and one each from Sironko and Bushenyi districts.
Of the contacts, 5 are from Kampala while Kabale, Wakiso and Namisindwa districts have one positive contact of previously confirmed cases each.
25 foreign truck drivers who tested positive were not allowed to enter the country.