A weekly COVID-19 case projections report by National Planning Authority (NPA) has revealed that daily new infections are stabilizing despite a slight increase in the number of reported new cases in the past 2 weeks.
According to the NPA report on COVID-19 case projections, for the week of 12th to 18th September, Uganda is expected to register an average of 168 new cases per day and a weekly total of 1,177 new cases. For the week of 13th to 25th September, the country is expected to record a daily average of 172 new cases and a weekly total of 1,202.
“Having seen a slight increase in the number of daily new reported COVID-19 cases in the past 2 weeks, the trend shows that the daily new infections are stabilizing,” the NPA report reads.
As of 11th Sept, Uganda recorded only 77 new cases and 4 deaths, bringing the cumulative cases to 121,587.
Recently, Uganda was ranked by the Medical journal, the Lancet as one of the top 10 best performing countries in the world in suppressing COVID-19. On the continental level, South Africa, Moroco and Tunisia have the highest recorded cases over the last three weeks with 174,009, 96,406 and 45,628 cases respectively.
Neighbouring countries Kenya and Rwanda are still among the 10 countries that reported the highest new cases over the past three weeks. According to the NPA report, Kenya is likely to record daily average of 631 and a weekly total of about 4,418 new cases for the week ending 18th September, 2021 which is a decrease from the previous week.
“For Rwanda, the projections for the week ending 18th September are a daily average of 406, with a weekly total of about 2,843 new cases, also a decrease from the previous week. It can thus be noted that though the cases for the two neighboring countries are still high, their trend is going down,” the report says.