The ministry of health has recorded a decline in Covid 19 positive confirmed cases from 21%to 3.4% in the past 10 days countrywide. The same decline has been recorded in the daily confirmed cases from 1,445 cases the highest number recorded in June this year 124cases in a period of one month.
Daily deaths have also reduced to 57% which was last seen in June this year. According to the Covid, 19 status report more females have been affected in the second wave as opposed to male.
There are regions that are said to have recorded an increase in the number of confirmed cases including Kampala city, Acholi, Teso and Lango and this is attributed to violation of standards operating procedures sighting one of the mass gatherings.
Updating the country on the Covid 19 status the health minister Dr Jane Ruth Acheng said Uganda aims at vaccinating 4.5 million people before the end of December in order to open the country fully in January.
Acheng notes that there is still a limited number of people in the prioritized categories especially the elderly that have been fully vaccinated despite them being more at risk of contracting the virus.
“Prioritized categories of people who received two doses stands as follows; health workers 34.2%, security personnel 19.4%, teachers 14.9%, Elderly 50years and above 1.7%, people with comorbidities 1.8% these numbers are still too small with increased availability of vaccines I argue those eligible to get vaccinated”, Acheng said.