By Stuart Bogere Oswald
KIU, Main Campus - Uganda’s COVID-19 infections surpassed the 130,000 mark on Wednesday 22nd December, 2021, and the country continues to see a spike in new cases.
According to the latest data from the Ministry of Health, results of COVID-19 tests done on 21st December, 2021 confirmed 710 new cases. The cumulative confirmed cases are now 130,888.
As the festive season approaches its peak, the government is keen to minimize the risk of more infections and has urged the public to remain vigilant and continue observing the containment measures imposed to curb the further spread of the virus.
Meanwhile, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng of the Minister of Health is also expected to address the country on the COVID-19 situation ahead of the festive season.
Besides containment measures, the Ugandan government has also embarked on a nationwide vaccination drive to better protect the public. So far, 10,121,220 doses of vaccines have been administered across the country.
The breakdown of the new cases is; 700 Alerts And Contacts; Kampala (450), Wakiso (174), Mbarara (13), Luweero (10), Jinja (5), Mbale (6), Masaka (3), Amuru (4), Kibuku (3), Busia (2), Gulu (1) Kyotera (16), Tororo (11), Busia (2),10 Truck drivers; Kyotera (5), Kampala (3), Amuru (2).