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Uganda confirms new 9 cases of Omicron COVID-19 variant

Uganda has confirmed new 19 COVID-19 cases of which nine are of the new Omicron COVID-19 variant weeks after it was recorded in Southern Africa. 

The Ministry of Health ( MOH ) says tests done on 5 December 2021 confirmed 19 new cases out of the 1, 994,268 tests conducted. 

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“The breakdown of the new cases is 18 Alerts and contacts; Wakiso (9), Kampala (6) Oyam (3),” MOH reported. 

This development comes as Uganda is preparing to fully open the economy.

The Omicron variant was first identified in Botswana and South Africa.

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It has caused concern among scientists and public health officials because of an unusually high number of mutations that have the potential to make the virus more transmittable and less susceptible to existing vaccines.

Uganda has 127,708 cumulative cases, 100 active cases admitted at health facilities and 97, 689 cumulative recoveries as well as 3,258 deaths. 

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Only 7,610,427 total doses of vaccines have been administered. 

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