By Spy Uganda
Ministry of Health ha announced that results of COVID-19 tests done on 10 June 2022 confirmed 116 new cases bringing the cumulative confirmed cases to 166,237.
The breakdown of the new cases is: 115 Alerts and Contacts: Kampala (69), Gulu (20), Wakiso (14), Lira (3), Mbarara (3), Mukono (1), Rubirizi (1), Oyam (1), Mityana (1), Kikuube (1), Kanungu (1), 01 truck driver from Amuru.
Last week, Uganda’s Health ministry announced an increase in new infections and urged the public to return to earlier measures like wearing of face masks, social distancing, avoiding large gatherings and hand washing.
Uganda has moved from recording zero daily new infections to an average of 50, with most of them coming from the populous central Uganda districts of Kampala and Wakiso.
“This increase is similar to the rise we faced in June 2021 when the Delta variant was prevalent,” Uganda’s Health Minister Dr Ruth Aceng said.
Mityana (1), Kikuube (1), Kanungu (1)
01 Truck driver from Amuru
— Ministry of Health- Uganda (@MinofHealthUG) June 12, 2022
She noted that the Omicron variant is more prominent in the country and although it is often mild, it can cause severe disease and death for those with underlying risks.
It’s Not Uganda Alone
Over the past one month, Kenya’s positivity rate has risen from zero to more than five percent, the level which the World Health Organisation (WHO) often considers threatening.
Kenya recorded a positivity rate of 7.2 percent on Thursday, the highest in four months. And the average positivity rate in the past seven days is 5.7 per cent.
The situation is no different in Tanzania, which registered a 137 percent increase of Covid-19 cases in a month.
Tanzania’s Health ministry said that while it recorded 68 cases between April and May, the number rose to 161 new cases from May 5 to June 4, representing a surge beyond 100 percent. No deaths have occurred, however.
The infections have hit Dar es Salaam most, which had 130 cases, followed by Arusha with 10 cases and Mwanza with five cases.