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OH NO! Health Ministry Confirms Third Wave of Covid19 Pandemic in Uganda

Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng has confirmed that Uganda is in the third wave of the Covid19 pandemic following a surge in daily new cases in recent weeks.

Addressing reporters in Kampala on the Covid19 response, vaccination coverage and implementation of various Presidential directives on January 07, Minister Aceng noted 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.

“We have moved from the period of sustained containment where the positivity rate was below 5%.  The country is now in its third wave of the Covid19 pandemic,” said Aceng.

She also explained the factors that have catapulted 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.

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