Recently, the health officials in Uganda have identified 35 COVID-19 diseases in one day alone, bringing the total number of coronavirus infections since the pandemic began in March 2020 to 165,700. Warnings and contacts in Kampala, Wakiso, and Kiruhura accounted for more than half of the 35 recorded cases (2).
This discovery confirms the significant increase of COVID-19 cases in Uganda, which Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng recently noted. Dr. Aceng posted on social media on Sunday that daily infections had increased, just like they did in January when the deadly Omicron strain plagued the country and killed a significant number of individuals.
“The daily occurrence of COVID-19 has been steadily increasing since January 2022. We witnessed a similar increase in June 2021, when the Delta variation was the dominant component,” Dr. Aceng remarked. In any case, the Minister of Health emphasized that the department is better prepared than ever before to save lives in the event of a new wave of COVID-19 infections.
There are no signs of travel restrictions or lockdowns at this time, but Aceng cautioned residents to be on the lookout in case there are. In April of this year, the government reduced COVID-19 limitations again in response to a drop in daily cases. If there are no significant gatherings, members of the public who have been vaccinated are not required to wear face masks.