By Spy Uganda
Uganda is experiencing a rising number of COVID-19 cases, according to the country’s health minister, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng.
In a tweet on Sunday (June 5), Dr Aceng said the country has started experiencing an increase in the number of daily infections, just like it was last year in January when the deadly Omicron variant hit the country, killing several people.
“We have started experiencing an increase in the daily number of COVID-19 cases compared to the stable trends we observed since January 2022″.
This increase is similar to the rise we faced in June 2021 when the Delta variant was prevalent,” Dr Aceng added.
With the increase in cases, vaccination campaigns and observation will be intensified but said there is no indication of travel restrictions or lockdowns.
The cumulative cases as of 4 June 2022 stand at 165,700.
The breakdown of the new cases is:
35 Alerts and Contacts: Kampala (26), Wakiso (7), Kiruhura (2) pic.twitter.com/syljJmrqIr
— Ministry of Health- Uganda (@MinofHealthUG) June 6, 2022
“We will optimize the existing control & mitigation tools at personal and community levels.” the health minister said.
Today alone, the Ministry registered over thirty cases bringing the cumulative cases as of 4th June 2022 to 165,700. The breakdown of the new cases is: 35 Alerts and Contacts: Kampala (26), Wakiso (7), Kiruhura (2).