By Spy Uganda
Kampala: According to statistics from the Ministry of Health, Uganda’s cumulative deaths have escalated to 3185 with over 125,186 total infections since the outbreak of the disease in March 2020.
According to the Ministry, most of these infections and deaths are from nonvaccinated Ugandans thus the reason you should rush for your jab TODAY! if you care about your life and that of your loved ones.
Get vaccinated against COVID-19 today! pic.twitter.com/uUkSahqF6c
— Ministry of Health- Uganda (@MinofHealthUG) October 16, 2021
The coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting 221 countries and territories globally and in Africa total cases have surpassed 8millions as of yesterday.
Throughout August, the risk of dying from Covid-19 was 11 times higher for unvaccinated adults than for fully vaccinated adults in the United States, according to new data published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
— Ministry of Health- Uganda (@MinofHealthUG) October 17, 2021
Unvaccinated adults faced six times higher risk of testing positive for Covid-19 throughout the month, and In the last week of August, the risk of being hospitalized was nearly 19 times higher for unvaccinated adults than fully vaccinated adults.
”Getting vaccinated for COVID-19 reduces the risk of getting COVID-19 and helps protect you from severe illness even if you do get COVID-19,” according to the CDC.
“With the rapid uptake in vaccinations in the months when vaccines first became widely available, COVID-19 deaths fell sharply,” according to CDC.