COVID-19 Update

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.

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%.

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

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

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