By Nyawira Mwangi –
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.