Apac, Oyam lead in latest Covid-19 data

Apac, Oyam lead in latest Covid-19 data


Oyam – 5, September 2021: Uganda has introduced a number of measures aimed at controlling Covid-19 spread among communities.

Since March 2020, President Museveni Yoweri, on the advise of his scientists and advisors, has issued dozen of ‘virus measures’: curfew, shutting of schools and worship houses, banning private and public transports, among others.

Following the measures and its implementation, mass public gatherings are discouraged, with online activities being recommended amidst challenges it has.

Today, Ugandans are struggling with virtual or online activities, among them: online classes, prayers and online trade due to high cost of internet data, and somewhat, problem with adaptation.

However, the above measures have seen fewer cases being recorded in recent months.

Kampala and its metropolitan areas: Wakiso and Mukono have in the past months recorded higher cases, including death. However, upcountry towns and villages are now registering ‘overwhelming cases’, with ministry of health warning of third wave.

As per the data released by the ministry of health Sunday for September 3, Oyam, Apac and Wakiso districts are ‘top’ behind Kampala.

Out of 115 alerts and contacts, Kampala recorded (21), Oyam (14), Apac (9), Kazo (9), Wakiso (15), Ngora (5), Kumi (4), Kiryandongo (4), Mukono (3), Masaka (3), Kaberamaido (3), Kotido (3).

Others are Mayuge (2), Soroti (2), Gulu (2), Buliisa (2), Kabale (3), Kalungu (2), Kiboga (1), Manafwa (1), Mityana (2), Busia (1), Mbarara (1), Rukungiri (1), Napak (1), Adjumani (1).

According to the ministry, there are 438 active cases on admission at different health facilities; 95,615 cumulative recoveries and 120,581 cumulative cases.

To date, 3,045 have succumbed to the virus with four new deaths reported on 3, September.

Test positivity rate has reduced to 3.3%, and 1,596,628 people have been tested since March 2020.

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