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Covid-19 Cases Go Down Amidst Rumors Of Third Wave

Covid-19 Cases Go Down Amidst Rumors Of Third Wave

Latest reports from the Ministry of Health indicate that Covid-19 Cases have gone down amidst rumours of the break out of a third wave soon. Cases have dropped by 10% apparently.

Between September 3 and September 9, a total of 830 cases of Covid-19 infections were reported against 24,460 samples tested.

Similarly, positivity rate for samples tested declined from 3.4 per cent between September 3-9 to 3.3 per cent between August 27 and September 2.

The drop in these cases has come at a time when there are rumors of an expected third wave. The ministry of health recently said there is a spike in infections in some districts. They say the government should address this soon.

“In the past three weeks, we have registered pockets of intense transmission in several hotspots. These include Teso Sub-region in districts of Katakwi, Serere, Ngora, Kumi, Kapyelebyong and Kalaki. Another hotspots are in Kigezi Sub-region in districts of Rukiga, Rubanda and Kabale,” Mr Emmanuel Ainebyoona, the Ministry of Health spokesperson, said.

Meanwhile, the head of Infectious Disease Control and Prevention in the scientific advisory committee on Covid-19, Dr Henry Kajumbula, says it’s not the time to relax although the numbers are few. He says there is still a possible break out of the third wave of the virus.

“The data is not capturing those being tested using rapid antigen diagnostic kits. We are majorly using data for those tested using PCR.”

The rumour of the third wave has been the main reason for the contineous closure of schools and places of worship.

The ministry of health together with the covid task force are still figuring out what to do next about especially schools.

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