MBALE — Ministry of Health says it has started investigating death of a 34 year old female who passed on Tuesday July, 2020 at a Clinic in Mbale after showing coronavirus symptoms.
Ministry of Health spokesperson Emmanuel Ainebyoona says that the deceased who is Kenyan national but married to a Ugandan presented with COVID-19 related symptom that included fever, headache and difficulty in breathing.
He says samples have already been obtained from the body and are currently being tested at Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) in Entebbe.
“Our medical teams are now at the clinic where the deceased died from trying to take samples from the body to ascertain the truth as of now. What I can say that she presented with the signs but we can’t confirm that she died of COVID-19,” Ainebyoona said.
He said Ministry will be informing the country on the outcome of the laboratory testing and experts’ investigative result, accordingly.
It is alleged the patient fell sick a week ago and was admitted at one of the branches of Joyce Hospice in Namisindwa district where she was working as a cleaner.