No imminent threat of third COVID-19 wave in Uganda

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Pedestrians, some wearing protective face masks, make their way along a street in downtown Kampala, Uganda, on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Uganda has enforced restrictions for almost two months to arrest the virus outbreak, prohibiting movement by vehicles except for cargo and essential services. Photographer: Esther Ruth Mbabazi/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Uganda’s National Planning Authority has said that there is no imminent threat of a third COVID-19 wave in the country.

In a statement, NPA said that the decreased rate of slowdown of the new cases may indicate that people are now starting to live with the COVID-19 pandemic.

In its COVID-19 case projections, NPA has outlined an indication of a continuing decline in daily new cases, with an expectation of an average of 454 new cases per day for the week ending July 24.

The model is projecting a total of 3,177 new cases for the week July 18-24, and 3,036 for July 25-31.

As a result of the findings in the projected trend, NPA observes that the total lockdown has been successful in reducing the spread of COVID-19.

Uganda has thus far recorded 90,656 positive coronavirus cases and 2,392 deaths.

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