KAMPALA: Uganda on June 4, 2022 recorded 35 cases of Covid-19 amid concerns that the deadly disease in surging again in the country.
According to a daily update released by the ministry of health, of the 35 cases, 26 were found in Kampala, seven in Wakiso and two in Kiruhura.
The ministry indicated that only one case is currently admitted to a health facility. Accumulated Covid-19 cases in the country stand at 165,700 and accumulated deaths are 3,600.
Health minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng on Sunday warned that the country has started experiencing an increase in the daily number of COVID-19 cases compared to the stable trends observed since January 2022.
“This increase is similar to the rise we faced in June 2021 when the Delta variant was prevalent,” she said.
“However, as a country, we are well prepared to respond and save lives than before. We have no indication for travel restrictions, or lockdown in the current circumstances. We will optimize the existing control and mitigation tools at personal & community levels,” she added.
The minister urged all Ugandans to get vaccinated, wear face masks at all times especially for the vulnerable population and, hand washing.
According to the ministry, 21, 268, 120 doses of the vaccine have been administered to Ugandans.