Dr Yasin Kiyimba a Rakai Hospital Medical Director has succumbed to COVID-19 after being admitted in the Intensive Care Unit at Mulago National Referral Hospital.
At the moment results of COVID-19 tests done on 3 November 2020 confirm 252 new cases. The cumulative cases are now 13,351. 2 new COVID-19 deaths recorded in Mbarara and Masaka. The total COVID-19 deaths are now 117. Recoveries: 7,623245 contacts and alerts:Kampala (92), Wakiso (22), Masaka (16), Arua (14), Busia (9), Gulu (11), Luwero (9),Hoima (8), Adjumani (9), Pakwach (9), Kasese (8), Terego (5), Koboko (4), Kabale (3), Tororo (3), Kisoro (3), Bunyangabo (3), Moyo (3), Yumbe (3), Amuru (1), Kyotera (1), Masindi (1), Nwoya (1), Mbale (2), Rubanda (1), Soroti (1), Namisindwa (1), Kibuku (1) Pallisa (1), 7 returnees through Elegu Point of Entry.
COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Most infected people will develop mild to moderate illness and recover without hospitalization but when it gets severe individuals loose life.
The virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or exhales. These droplets are too heavy to hang in the air, and quickly fall on floors or surfaces.
You can be infected by breathing in the virus if you are within close proximity of someone who has COVID-19, or by touching a contaminated surface and then your eyes, nose or mouth.
The public is reminded to be vigilant, wear face-masks and wash hands frequently and; to inform the authorities about the suspected cases of people who might have contracted the deadly disease.