JUST IN! Third wave of Covid 19 pandemic confirmed in Uganda


NEWS-The Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng has today confirmed third wave of the Covid19 pandemic in Uganda following a surge in daily new cases especially starting from Christmas festive.

While addressing journalists in Kampala on the Covid19 response, vaccination coverage and implementation of various Presidential directives on January 07, Minister Aceng narrated that in the last 14 days, a total of 19,413 confirmed cases have been registered with a daily average of 1,386 cases.

With the daily positivity rate shooting up, the minister confirmed that Uganda had moved to the third wave of the Covid19 pandemic.

She also explained the factors that have led Uganda to the third wave of the Covid19 pandemic.

“The country has moved to this new transmission wave due to factors such as limited adherence to SOPs in most of the places, crowding especially during the festive season, misconception that once vaccinated SOPs no longer apply and abuse of the requirements to isolate when found positive,” noted the minister.