COVID-19: Research Finds No Deaths Among Fully Vaccinated Ugandans

COVID-19: Research Finds No Deaths Among Fully Vaccinated Ugandans

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By Spy Uganda

According to a research study by Ugandan scientists, vaccination against Covid-19 has significantly reduced deaths in the country.

There were no deaths recorded among fully vaccinated patients during the research period and there were also fewer deaths among those who were partially vaccinated.

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The study, conducted between May and July this year used data collected from 1,462 patients admitted at two of the largest Covid-19 treatment centres in the capital, Kampala.

Some were fully vaccinated while others had only received their first dose of AstraZeneca, which was the only vaccine available in the country then.

The researchers from Makerere University, working under the institution’s Research and Innovation and Fund, also found that vaccinated patients were 45% less likely to die during hospitalisation.

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It was done during a period when Covid infections threatened to overwhelm the health system, as the country suffered its second wave.

The study is being published at a time when Uganda is ramping up vaccination of priority populations.

From Monday, teachers and students above 18 years have been offered a vaccine as the government targets a phased reopening of the education sector starting in November.

Uganda has recorded a total of 3,146 Covid-19 deaths since the pandemic began and nearly two million vaccine jabs have so far been given out countrywide.

The latest statistics show that the results of COVID-19 tests done on 27 September 2021 confirmed 105 new cases. The cumulative confirmed cases are 123,445.

The breakdown of the new cases is: 105 Alerts (72) and Contacts (10); Kumi (17), Hoima (10), Gulu (8), Oyam (7), Tororo (6), Adjumani (6), Mbarara (3), Isingiro (3), Mitooma (2), Kazo (2), Soroti (2), Buliisa (2), Bukedea (2), Mbale (2), Kampala (14), Wakiso (1), Terego (1), Arua (1), Bushenyi (1), Kabarole (1), Ibanda (1), Sironko (1), Katakwi (1) Amuru (2), Mityana (1), Luweero (1), Iganga (1), Lwengo (1), Isingiro (1), Mukono (1), Wakiso (1), Gomba (1), Kayunga (1).

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