KCCA registers a drop in COVID-19 infections

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Basing on the KCCA surveillance, monitoring, and evaluation officer, Mr. Dennis Wasswa, a decline in Covid-19 infections has been registered in the city.

This has been observed in the last three weeks and Mr. Wasswa attributes the decline to the increasing enforcement and adherence to the Standard Operating Procedures and Presidential directives.

However, he went on to inform that Kampala Central still has the leading number of infections closely followed by city surburbs Kawempe and Makindye, also, this is common among people between the ages of 30 and 39 as he said;

“Kampala Central still has the highest number of people testing positive, followed by Kawempe and Makindye. The most affected persons are aged between 30 and 39 followed by those between 20 and 29.”

Statistics also indicate that the five divisions indicate that 42,987 infections have been registered while 324 deaths had been registered by the end of last month on 28th June, 2021.

Additionally, Mr. Waswa went on to inform that most of the infection are mass contacts and they got infected by getting in contact with other people that had already tested positive for coronavirus disease.

Mr. Wasswa also informed that currently, they are working out a strategy to start carrying out rapid diagnostic testing meant to be used in the five divisions of Kampala city which fall under KCCA.

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On Monday, while receiving 1,500 litres of fuel from the Nile Breweries, the KCCA acting Manager Medical Services, Dr. Sarah Zalwango informed that currently, they had opened up mass testing centers in most city slums.

This is majorly because they believe that these areas like Kasokosoko slum, Owino and Nakasero markets are believed to have high chances of spreading points for the deadly Covid-19.

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