Uganda Left With Only 2 Covid Patients – Ministry of Health

  • by Rodney Mponye
  • April 13, 2022

Statistics from the Ministry of Health indicate that the country has only two hospitalized Covid-19 patients, a sharp decline when compared to 435 who were in admission on January 16.

Dr Charles Olaro, the director of clinical services at the ministry, said that the two patients with moderate to severe Covid-19 are at St Mary’s Hospital Lacor, a private non-profit facility in Gulu.

Dr Olaro and other health experts have attributed the decline to the increase in Covid-19 vaccination coverage and the mild Omicron variant of the coronavirus, which is driving infections in the country.

“The uptake of vaccination has been good and there are preventive measures that people are observing individually, although people are throwing away masks. Vaccination may not stop you from getting infected but if you get the infection, it will be mild,” he said.

At least 14.5 million of the targeted 22 Ugandans have received their first dose, while nine million are fully vaccinated, according to the ministry.

The decline in the number of hospitalized patients is being seen at a time when the country has seen a huge decline in new cases of infections reported per day.