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A 27-year old man with #Covid-19 related signs and symptoms has collapsed and died in Namisindwa district.

According to reports, the deceased had gone to seek treatment in a private clinic where he collapsed and died instantly. The incident happened at Bukhaweka Town Council, a few kilometers from where the first death occurred.

The #Covid-19 rapid response team arrived on ground and took samples of the deceased for further analysis.

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The first #Covid-19 death occurred at Joy Hospice health facility, in Mbale District where she was isolated in the female ward. She was a 34 year old Ugandan female, resident of Namisindwa District who presented with #Covid-19 like signs and symptoms: fever, dry cough, headache and difficulty in breathing.

She was first admitted to Wasungui HC II before being admitted to Joy Hospice health facility.

Ministry of Health reported that while in isolation, the patient’s condition deteriorated with difficulty in breathing, cough, chills and headache. Unfortunately, she passed on Tuesday July 21, 2020 at 2:00am. She was buried on 2 July 23, 2020 as per Safe Dignified Burial procedures.

The postmortem samples from the deceased were confirmed positive for SARS-COV-2 by 4 laboratories: UVRI, CPHL, Tororo and Makerere. In addition, findings at postmortem showed features of acute pneumonia; findings that are consistent with #Covid-19 infection.