The COVID-19 test positivity rate has dropped to 3,1%. This is contained in fresh statistics shared by the health ministry as of August 21, 2021.
The drop in the positivity rate implies that the country is currently registering fewer cases of the deadly virus.
In the latest results published by the Health Ministry, the country registered 104 new COVID-19 cases. The cumulative confirmed cases are now 118,777.
The breakdown of new cases are:
102 Alerts and Contacts: Kalaki (25), Kampala (24), Adjumani (6), Soroti (5), Oyam (4), Wakiso (12), Kabarole (3), Mbale (3), Rukungiri (3), Bukomansimbi (2), kabale (2), Kapchorwa (2), Tororo (3), Mbarara (1), Sironko (1), Bududa (1), Kyotera (1), Bulambuli (1), Kumi (1), Kasese (1), Amuru (1), 2 Truck drivers from Kyotera and Kampala.
The published data also indicates a decrease in the COVID-19 deaths as eight new deaths were reported. Total deaths stand at 2,960 while recoveries are 95,375.
With Uganda past the peak of the second wave, the ministry warned of a lethal third wave that is likely to peak at 4,000 cases per day if the public does not adhere to the Standard Operating Procedures.