By Moses Agaba
Two people have succumbed to death due to covid-19 at Kabale Regional Referral hospital as Kabale registers a resurgence of 20 covid-19 cases in a month of January 2024.
As of May 2023, the world Health Organization Director-general DR. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, declared Covid-19 over as a global health emergency.
He however emphasized that this announcement didn’t mean that covid-19 was known longer a global health threat; rather it was a time for countries to transition from emergency mode to manage covid-19 alongside other infectious disease.
Dr Gilbert Mateeka the Kabale District health officer confirms saying that from the period of festive season, early January they started seeing a number of patients presenting signs and symptoms consistently with covid-19 which prompted the physicians to do some test.
He says that initially the registered five cases but as the month of January went on but now they have registered over twenty cases and two deaths.
He also says that most of the twenty cases have been managed as our patients none of them were not admitted adding that majority of patients have milled illnesses that does require admission.
Dr. Mateeka says that the main challenge they are facing is that the public thinks that covid-19 is no more adding that as the health office in the district they will continue sensisting people that covid 19 is still around and there is need to observe the Sops.
He says that the public needs to know that there is need for one to have an up-to-date vaccination status thus people should also go for booster doses.
As of November 2023,72, %of the people worldwide had received at least one dose of covid-19 vaccine, with 13.6 billion does administered around the world preventing severe illness and hospitalized for millions of people.