Daily East African Update on COVID-19

Sunday 7th June, 2020

UGANDA

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Confirmed cases

593

Deaths

0

Recovered

82
Uganda registered her first case of COVID-19 on Saturday 21st March, 2020. The confirmed case was a Ugandan 36years of age who had arrived from Dubai. On his arrival, the patient had symptoms of COVID-19 ie High pressure of 37.8 degrees celsius. The patient was put under Quarantine and tested thus testing positive for COVID-19.

On Saturday, 4th April 2020 at around 2pm, a COVID-19 positive patient at Entebbe Grade B hospital gave birth to a healthy baby girl. The mother is a 22yr old Ugandan from Kyengera who is said to have been infected by her husband a returnee from Dubai. ” The Mother and baby are both in good health” said Dr Moses Muwonge.

Following the Presidential Directive of deducting all foreign truck drivers from Uganda's cases, Uganda's confirmed cases has now reduced to 145.

KENYA

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Confirmed cases

2,600

Deaths

79

Recovered

706

Kenya was the first East African country to registered a COVID-19 case. This was registered on 13th March, 2020. The case was a Kenyan citizen who travelled to the United States via London, on his arrival back to kenya he had mailed symptoms of COVID-19 ie High temperature and flue, the patient was tested and confimed to be positive with COVID-19.

SOUTH SUDAN

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Confirmed cases

1,317

Deaths

14

Recovered

6
South Sudan registered her first case of COVID-19 on 5th April 2020. The suspect presented to UN clinic on 2nd April 2020 with fever, headache and shortness of breath.

TANZANIA

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Confirmed cases

509

Deaths

21

Recovered

183

Tanzania registered her first case of COVID-19 on Monday 16th March, 2020. The female patient, 46, arrived in Tanzania on March 15th from Belgium aboard RwandAir plane and landed at Kilimanjaro International Airport. The thermo scanner at the airport did not detect any high temperature. She left the country on March 3rd, while there she visited Sweden and Germany before she went back to Belgium. The patient went into self-isolation but samples tested positive of the coronavirus.

On Tuesday March 31, 2020, Tanzania confirmed its first coronavirus death. This was a 49-year-old Tanzanian male, who had pre-existing conditions and had been admitted to Mloganzila Hospital in Dar Es Salaam for treatment.

RWANDA

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Confirmed cases

420

Deaths

2

Recovered

282

Rwanda confirmed its first case of the COVID-19 on Saturday 14th March, 2020. The confirmed case was an Indian citizen who arrived from Mumbai. Rwanda became the second East African country to confirm a case  after Kenya had confirmed their first case on Friday 13th March, 2020.

BURUNDI

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Confirmed cases

63

Deaths

1

Recovered

33

Health officials in Burundi announced on Tuesday 31st march, 2020 the first two diagnosed cases of the COVID-19 virus. The two patients were Burundians, 56 and 42, who had arrived from Rwanda and the United Arab Emirates via Rwanda.