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MoH clarifies on Namisindwa suspected Coronavirus death

KAMPALA- Samples from the Namisindwa suspect who died in a private clinic on Wednesday have tested negative for Coronavirus.

According to the Ministerial statement, the body will be handed over to the relatives for burial and this maintains Uganda’s Coronavirus deaths at 2.

The results follow a sudden death a 27-year-old man with Coronavirus-like symptoms has collapsed and died in Namisindwa this morning. 

Information obtained by this online publication indicated that the Coronavirus Rapid Response Team rushed to the area took the samples from the body for further examination. 

This was just a week after Yunis Chimatala, succumbed to Coronavirus at Joy Hospice Center in Mbale City after midnight at 2 am on Wednesday 23rdJuly, 2020.  

She was first admitted at Wasungui Health Center II on July 15th, 2020 in Namisindwa district before being transferred to Joy Hospice health facility from where she died. 

Postmortem results from Uganda Virus Research Institute, Makerere University, Tororo and Central Public Health Laboratories-CPHL confirmed that she died of Coronavirus.

Also in Kampala, another Ugandan was on Sunday confirmed to have died from Coronavirus. She was an 80-year-old female, a resident of Mengo, Kisenyi III in Kampala.

She was admitted to Platinum Hospital on Friday 24th July, 2020 at 5:00 pm after she presented with COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, chest pain and difficulty in breathing.


Juma Mubiru
Mubiru passionately believes his journalism should bring to the fore the voices of the voiceless. Mubiru tries in his journalism to ask tough questions to those in positions of authority. “Journalism that changes lives is my goal,”


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