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Uganda COVID-19 deaths: '8 out of 10 had blood pressure'

By Joseph Kizza

Added 19th October 2020 12:30 PM

The health ministry has advised the public to go for regular medical check-ups for one to keep up to date with one's health status.

Uganda COVID-19 deaths: '8 out of 10 had blood pressure'

The health ministry has advised people to do regular medical checkups

The health ministry has advised the public to go for regular medical check-ups for one to keep up to date with one's health status.

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

The health ministry has said that eight out of 10 of Uganda's COVID-19 deaths presented with high blood pressure as an underlying condition.

As such, in a tweet, the ministry has advised the public to go for regular medical check-ups for one to keep up to date with one's health status.

In the same spirit, the ministry has also reiterated its call to people to "strongly adhere" to the instituted COVID-19 standard operating procedures.

The latest report card on Uganda's coronavirus situation is based on the tests done on Sunday, October 18, 2020, which confirmed 101 new cases.

The information, made public by the health ministry on Monday, shows that Uganda has had no new coronavirus death, which means the cumulative mortality number remains at 97. It also means that as many as 77 of these cases had blood pressure.

Uganda's cumulative confirmed cases, going by the results from Sunday's tests, are 10,691. This statistic includes 6,992 recoveries.

The total COVID-19 samples tested to-date are 523,399.

What you should do



The health ministry has reminded the public of the basic guidelines to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, which has for the last 10 months affected the entire world.

They are:

Avoid unnecessary movements to crowded places, especially individuals who have known underlying conditions.

Always wear a face mask when you go out of your home.

Always wash your hands with soap and running water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Maintain a physical distance of at least two metres when interacting with other people.

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