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Health authorities in Uganda disclosed they have  confirmed the second death from the coronavirus in the country.

It was gathered that the deceased who died at a hospital on Friday after exhibiting symptoms of the deadly coronavirus was an 80-year-old woman from a densely populated informal settlement in the capital, Kampala.

It was later confirmed in a postmortem by the Uganda Virus Research Institute and the Makerere University that she had died of coronavirus.

The health ministry disclosed that they have began contact tracing for whoever might have been in contact with her.

Health authorities in Uganda has recorded the country’s first coronavirus death. This was made known via a tweet from the ministry of health.

It was also disclosed that the woman, 34, was originally being treated for pneumonia in a hospital last week. However, she died on Tuesday and was buried on Thursday.

She was also said to be part of the support staff at a health centre and the health ministry says 30 people who have may have come into contact with the woman have been placed under quarantine and the tracing of other people who interacted with her is still ongoing.