A suspected coronavirus patient in Uganda has died in her isolation room.

The suspect was picked up on Saturday by 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.

“On Saturday, the team after getting the information, we were able to arrange the laboratory team, the chipping 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 said.

Dr Oloya said to avoid risks and exposing people to the suspect, whose status have 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.

Tracing from 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.

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