March 4, 2024

District Health Officer succumbs to COVID-19

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KANUNGU

The Kanungu District Health Officer Dr Stephen Ssebudde has succumbed to COVID-19.

Ssebudde passed away on Sunday evening at Entebbe hospital where he has been receiving treatment after he started feeling unwell early this week.

News of his death was confirmed by a family who confided to this reporter that Ssebudde died on Sunday at around 6Pm after three days of admission in Entebbe Hospital.

Dr Stephen Ssebudde receiving treatment

“Kanungu District Health Officer Dr Sebudde died at around 6pm today after 3 days of admission in Entebbe Hospital.As per family, RIP” message from a family member reads.

The Kanungu Resident District Commissioner Hajji Shafiq Ssekandi who also heads the District COVID-19 taskforce says that Ssebudde’s death is 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 a cumulative confirmed 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.

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

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