This is more than double the number of deaths that were reported in the 2018/2019 financial year according to findings published in the National Annual Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response Report 2019/2020.
Tonny Obonyo, a member of the deceased’s family, says Owiny was admitted two weeks ago after developing serious health complications. He says they are in talks with the authorities to ensure the deceased’s burial confirms with the standard operating procedures.
Eight people who have recently tested positive for the virus are now being treated from their homes. The eight include of two staff of Centenary Bank in Lira, two from Mt. Meru Millers, three from Lira District Local Government and one staff of Lira University.
Although Lira is already overwhelmed with patients just like the other Referral hospitals in the region, the officials says more patients will have to be brought in since sporadic cases are still being confirmed.
Public health experts across the world have long warned that opening up shops and releasing citizens from their homes could be more difficult and dangerous than shutting them in. In what seems to be a position in agreement, Dr Aceng warns that opening up will instead allow the virus to stealthily surge, and possibly set off another wave of infections.