The Ministry of Health has released latest results of covid-19 cases from tests done on the 4th of June as health minister warns of increasing cases.
According to the results for tests done on June 4, 2022, 35 new cases were registered to bring the number of the cumulative Coronavirus infections to 165,700 since the pandemic first hit in March 2020.
According to the Health Ministry, all the 35 cases were alerts and contacts from Kampala (26), Wakiso (7) and Kiruhura (2).
The development underscores the surge in Covid-19 cases in Uganda, as earlier revealed by the Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng.
“We have started experiencing an increase in the daily number of COVID-19 cases compared to the stable trends we observed since January 2022. This increase is similar to the rise we faced in June 2021 when the Delta variant was prevalent,” Dr Aceng said on her social media.
The Health minister however noted that the ministry is prepared to respond and ready save lives than before if the worst comes to worst.
Aceng further noted that there is no indication for travel restrictions or lockdowns in the current circumstances but urged individuals for self-protection with measures that include: vaccination for all individuals, wearing of face masks at all times especially for the vulnerable population and, hand washing.