Uganda warns of more lethal third wave of COVID-19 – Xinhua

KAMPALA, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) — Uganda will face a more lethal third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic if the public tires of following the preventive measures in the face of limited vaccines, authorities said Friday.
Scientists predict that the third wave of the pandemic is likely to peak at 4,000 cases per day, over two times higher than the second wave, Health Minister Ruth Aceng told reporters.
Aceng said 15 percent of the patients will require admission at the health facility and about 9,331 patients may require High Dependency Unit or Intensive Care Unit admissions.
Figures from the health ministry show that at the peak of the second wave on July 10, the country recorded 1,735 confirmed cases. They have now dropped to a new low of 62 cases on Aug. 15. Enditem


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