Report from the Director General, Health Services. MOH – Uganda
In a press statement released by the Ministry of Health, the officials would like to update the general public on the resurgence situation of COVID-19 in the country and the ongoing vaccination program.
As of today, the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases stand at 44,594. Active cases on admission are 194 while cumulative recoveries (home-based care and health facility based) stand at 43,401. Sadly, 361 people have passed on due to COVID-19.
It’s obvious from our statistics that the number of cases and deaths are increasing. Our data shows that the most affected age group is 20-39 years old and the intensity of severe and critically ill COVID-19 patients is higher than what we experienced in the 1st wave of the pandemic. In the first wave, it took us 3-4 months to get to the full blown pandemic, while in the 2nd wave, it has taken us less than 10 days. The increase in the number of cases coupled with deaths is largely due to complacency in adhering to the COVID-19 public health prevention measures.
The districts that have reported the highest number of cases in the last 14 days are; Kampala, Wakiso, Gulu, Amur, Moroto, Arua, Mbale, Masaka, Oyam and Kalungu. However, this does not mean that the other districts are not affected, the above mentioned districts have been vigilant in carrying out surveillance testing and reporting. The same or even worse could be happening elsewhere.
This, therefore, calls for vigilance and maximum responsibility from all of us to avoid being another statistic in this deadly pandemic.