Uganda’s COVID-19 Deaths Shoot To 3339 As Total Infections In Africa Top 10M

Uganda’s COVID-19 Deaths Shoot To 3339 As Total Infections In Africa Top 10M

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By Spy Uganda

Africa has registered a total of more than 10 million coronavirus cases, according to figures from the African Union’s health watchdog seen on Sunday.

Data released by the Africa Centres for Disease Control showed that as of Saturday there had been 10,028,508 cases reported by the African Union’s 55 member states since the outbreak of the pandemic.

A total of 231,157 deaths were recorded, the CDC said.

Infections have soared since the highly contagious Omicron variant was discovered in South Africa in late November, prompting a number of countries on the continent to impose new restrictions.

However, vaccine uptake in Africa, home to nearly 1.2 billion people, has been low, due to poor access to jabs and some vaccine hesitancy.

These come at a time when Uganda has announced that results of COVID-19 tests done on 7 January 2022 confirmed 984 new cases bringing the cumulative confirmed cases to 153,762.

The breakdown of the new cases are: 974 Alerts And Contacts: Kampala (465), Wakiso (137), Luweero (61), Soroti (53), Gulu (46), Jinja (46), Mbarara (33), Mayuge (30), Kiruhura (15), Kalangala (14), Moroto (9), Adjumani (8), Kikuube (8), Masindi (6), Buliisa (6), Kalungu (5).

Others are; Iganga (5), Arua (5), Koboko (3), Hoima (4), Busia (5), Yumbe (2), Kalaki (2), Kabarole (3), Bududa (2), Wakiso (2), Mbale (2), Masaka (1), Namisindwa (1), Kabale (1), Nebbi (1), Pakwach (1), Kiryandongo (1), Amuru (7), Bukwo (1), Koboko (1) Kyotera (5), Mukono (3), Tororo (2), Kisoro (1), Kanungu (1) 10 Truck drivers; Tororo (5), Kyotera (4), Jinja (1).

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