BY AGGREY TWESIGYE
MBARARA: Wednesday, August 11, 2021
The ministry of health has delivered 1,600 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines to Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital in Western Uganda.
This is to commence the second phase of vaccination against the deadly Coronavirus.
Dr. Celestine Barigye, the Mbarara regional referral hospital director told our reporter that the people who received their first dose are being given a priority to boost their immune system and curtail the spread of the virus.
He also confirmed that the hospital has not recorded any new cases of Covid-19 in the in the last ten days.
“The hospital has 15 coronavirus patients who are admitted at the isolation unit and 75 people are in home based care with mild signs,” Dr. Barigye said.
The hospital director disclosed that cumulatively Mbarara hospital has managed 1,328 Covid-19 patients, discharged 374 and registered 178 coronavirus related deaths.
Today, four people died of coronavirus at the referral hospital.
Dr. Barigye said the deceased were residents of Ntugamo district, Mbarara City and Sheema district.
They were admitted at the facility earlier this month, some of them presented dry cough and difficulty in breathing and were between 19 and 73 years of age.