The ministry of health yesterday updated the public on the status of the Covid-19 pandemic and interventions that are being undertaken to ensure the pandemic is kept under control.
The Country has registered 124,864 cumulative confirmed cases of Covid -19; a total of 96,321 recoveries and 3,179 deaths.
239 patients admitted in health facilities country-wide.
Positivity rate has dropped from 21%, the highest in the wave to an average of 3.4% in the past 10 days.
The daily average number of confirmed cases over the last thirty days has declined and stabilized at 124 cases country-wide from an average of 1445 cases at the peak of the second wave, in June 2021.
The daily average number of death has declined to 6 from 57 deaths at the height of the peak of the second wave.
While the country continues to register a consistent drop in the number of confirmed cases since the peak of the second wave in June 2021, we are not yet where we were at the beginning of the second wave.
According to the health ministry, in September and October 2021, three regions have been registering increasing numbers of confirmed cases and an increase in the number of affected districts in these regions.
Areas with pockets of intense transmission
A] Kampala City
B] Teso Sub-region [Soroti, Katakwi, Ngora and Kalaki]
C] Acholi Sub-region [Amuru, Gulu, and Nwoya]
D] Lango Sub-region [Oyam]
As of today, a total of 2,378,171 doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered to the population country-wide.
The number of people who have received the first dose stands at 1,794,105 while 584,066 have received the second dose.
The vaccination coverage of the priority groups of people who have received the two doses [full vaccination] of the Covid-19 vaccine stands at;
- Health Workers – 34.2%
- Security Personnel – 19.4%
- Teachers – 14.9%
- Elderly [50 years and above] – 1.7%
- People with no morbidities – 1.8%
The minister has also encouraged the public to go and be vaccinated because it is is free and safe, for all Ugandans above the vaccination age.