The state minister for primary health care Dr. Joyce Moriku Kaducu confirms that there are only nine districts free from covid19 since the outbreak in the country.
While giving updates on covid19 today in Kampala Kaducu who kept the nine free districts anonymous says that this does not mean that they have never had any case and advises communities to improve on the levels of vigilance to help scale down on the transmission.
With the high rising numbers of covid19 in the country, the minister confirms that there has been a shift from people aged 35 to the elderly (60) and above.
She further says, this has contributed to increasing death since the elderly are carrying under laying health conditions which make it very easy for a positive person to die.
Joyce Moriku Kaducu further warns that if Ugandans don’t behave might force the government to announce another lock-down.
Currently the country has continued to register a spike in new covid19 infections with community infections taking high toll which is worrying the government.
Kaducu now confirms that if Ugandans don’t behave and comply with the set SOPs, the government might be forced to announce a second lockdown to save lives.
With the AZD1222 covid19 trial vaccine carried out in the UK, BRAZIL and S.Africa already showing high efficacy levels, the minister warns Ugandans that it might take more than six months to get to Uganda.
Since the outbreak in Uganda, the cumulative confirmed cases of Ugandans to date stand at 18,165, cumulative deaths to date (181) cumulative recoveries (8,675) total covid19 tested samples to date (611,564) and new case (197)