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Uganda Reports First COVID-19 Death

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As kenya records 3 new COVID-19 deaths rising the tally to 263 deaths, the neighbouring country Uganda records its first COVID-19 death as the country reports a cumulative tally of 1,079 cases with 971 recoveries. Uganda locked down it’s borders after the COVID19 pandemic hit East Africa this was an effort to curb the spread of the virus.

The death is reported to be of a 34 year old woman, a resident of Namisindwa district, which borders Kenya to the east, showed COVID19 like signs and symptoms such as dry cough, difficulty in breathing, fever and headache days earlier and was immediately buried on the 23rd of July following her death, in accordance to the safety measures put in place in Uganda, as the country suffers the blow of it’s first death. The ministry of health of Uganda continues to urge it’s citizens to adhere and follow public health preventive measures such as wearing of masks, social distancing, washing hands,etc.

The ministry also had this to say following their first death,” this is critical and an eye opener for the general public. Many people thought Uganda had no COVID or it was different from what the rest of the world is facing. But we have now seen that COVID is real, dangerous and kills.”

Meanwhile in the neighboring country, here in Kenya, the country suffered a huge blow after registering the highest number of infections which shot the tally to 15,601 cases after reporting 796 cases out of 6,754 samples tested within the last 24 hours. However, in spite of the huge number reported on Thursday, CAS Mercy Mwangangi assured Kenyans of being in control of the situation.

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