The Ministry Of Health came out to address in the media surrounding the reduction in the positive coronavirus cases being reported lately.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, spoke to the media and confirmed that the reduction in positive cases was predicted by the ministry’s scientists and was expected after January.
The media has been awash with concern over the falling numbers of COVID-19 in Uganda. This phenomenon, characterizing the peaking of an epidemic, is not unique to Uganda and our scientists accurately predicted its occurrence after January 2021.Dr Jane Ruth Aceng
Dr Jane Ruth said that the team at the Minsitry Of Health predicted a peak of the cases between November 2020 and January 2021. According to their scientists, the number of positive cases was to fall towards the end of January and February would also have small numbers.
Dr. Ruth Aceng also said a drop had been witnessed in samples collected by 50% from 121,178 in December last year to 81,341 in January 2021. With the first wave gone, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng has warned Ugandans to brace for a second wave.
The minister also threw more light on the country’s expectation of the vaccine from AstraZeneca. She pointed out that they have been guided by GAVI to use a working price of 7$ per dose as the planning figure. Given that full vaccination with AstraZeneca vaccine requires 2 doses separated by 28 days apart, this will amount to 14$ per person.