13 health workers test positive for COVID-19 in Uganda

Uganda: 13 health workers test positive for COVID-19

Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 08:25 am

Uganda’s Ministry of Health on Tuesday suggested 124 new conformed COVID-19 instances taking the East African nation’s caseload to 3,900.

13 of the instances have been fitness people accounting for 10.5 percent of all the new cases. Apac District in the northern area of Uganda accounted for most of these instances (three) accompanied by means of Lira (two).

Eight different districts recorded one case each. Since the start of September, the ministry has suggested that forty nine fitness people have examined advantageous for COVID-19.

The World Health Organisation attributes contamination of health people to a number of elements along with insufficient get entry to to private protecting equipment, exposure to sufferers who do now not exhibit signs and symptoms of the disease and repurposing of health employees for COVID-19 response except ample briefing.

The capital, Kampala, registered the best possible quantity of cases with 37 followed by means of Wakiso with 15 and Kitgum with 11.

Figures from the ministry also revealed that four returnees tested nice for COVID-19.

They got here from Kenya, Oman, Pakistan and Rwanda. Moreover, two Ugandan truck drivers additionally examined wonderful for the virus having come from the Democratic Republic of Congo through Mpondwe and Lia border points.

The regular make bigger in COVID-19 cases in Uganda has caused authorities to come out and remind the public to adhere to health guidelines or else face a reinstatement of strict measures to incorporate the spread of the pandemic.