A suspected coronavirus patient in Koboko has died in her isolation room.
The patient was picked up on Saturday by Koboko District surveillance medical team from her home after developing Covid-19 signs and symptoms such as general body weakness, sore throat, and headache. She passed on before her results were released.
Dr Denis Oloya, the acting District Health Officer, said the woman was picked up from her home in Arabanga Village, Degimba Parish after getting information from the locals.
Saturday, the team after getting the information, we were able to
arrange the laboratory team, the refrigerator equipment and transport to
go and pick the suspect in her home; we picked her samples and sent to
Uganda Virus Institute. But unfortunately, she died in her room,” he
Dr Oloya said to avoid risks and exposing people to the suspected patient, whose status has not yet been known, the medical burial team took it up to bury the body and all those (five in number) who were in close contact with her have been picked up and isolated.
her previous health history, Dr Oloya said the woman had a miscarriage
some weeks before. “This is why she could have developed some
complications after having miscarriage,” he added.
He, however, expressed concern over the continuous entry of foreigners from neighbouring countries such as South Sudan, and DR Congo through some of the ungazetted borders which he says will put lives of people at risk.
Koboko District is isolating 11 people, two of which are suspected
Covid-19 cases. So far, one of the results came out negative. Three
Congolese, one south Sudanese and five others came in close contact with
Capt Yahaya Kakooza, the Resident District Commissioner, called for calmness among the locals as the district health team and leaders still wait for the results from Uganda Virus Institute.
Uganda has so far confirmed 53 cases of coronavirus and more tests are being carried.