Update on Covid-19 Pandemic Situation and Vaccine Uptake in Uganda

Friday, July 2, 2021

The Ministry of Health would like to update the general public and Ugandans living in Switzerland on the COVID-19 situation in the country and response to prevent a resurgence of the pandemic.

As of 2 July 2021, the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases stands at 82,082, recoveries (home-based care and health facility based) stand at 54,158 while 1,127 have succumbed to this highly infectious and deadly disease bringing the case fatality rate to 1.4%.

Currently, there are 1,086 COVID-19 patients admitted in both public and private health facilities. Of all the confirmed cases, 41,711 cases, representing 51% have happened in a duration of 3 months of the resurgence.

Over the last 3 weeks, reports show that all the districts are affected. However, the districts with the highest attack rates are Kampala, Gulu, Mbarara, Mpigi, Luweero, Kyotera, Kalungu, Masaka, Jinja, Tororo, Kalaki, Wakiso, Kiryandongo, Soroti, Nebbi, Moyo, Adjumani, Butaleja, Hoima, Amuru, Iganga, Budaka, Sironko, Mbale and Busia.
Kampala Metropolitan Area accounts for 50% of the national case count; consistently contributing to the biggest percentage since the start of the outbreak.

Unlike in the first wave where most of severe and critical cases were above the age of 60, the second wave is however, characterized by a shift to high number of cases among the age group below 40 years and many ending up with unfavorable clinical outcomes.