COVID-19

Kanungu DHO Dr. Sebudde Succumbs to Covid-19

Dr. Stephen Ssebudde has been the Kanungu District Health Officer (File Photo)

The Kanungu District Health Officer, Dr Stephen Ssebudde has become the latest victim to succumb to Covid-19.

Dr Ssebudde was pronounced dead on Sunday evening at Entebbe hospital where he has been receiving treatment for Covid-19 after he started feeling unwell early this week.

His death was confirmed by a family who revealed to this reporter that Ssebudde died at around 6 Pm after three days of admission in Entebbe Hospital.

“Kanungu District Health Officer Dr Ssebudde died at around 6pm today after 3 days of admission in Entebbe Hospital.

Hajji Shaffiq Ssekandi the Kanungu Resident District Commissioner who also heads the District COVID-19 taskforce described Ssebudde’s death as a big blow to the district health department since he has been working selflessly to ensure that all people in the community are equally served when it comes to health.

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His death comes at a time when the country has already registered cumulative confirmed covid19 cases of 61,977 representing a test positivity rate of 18.7%.

The country has 884 Active cases on admission, 48,160 Cumulative recoveries, and 428 total deaths.

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According to Ministerial statistics, 777,895 Persons have so far been vaccinated against COVID-19.

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