Why Covid deaths are still high despite drop in cases

Ministry of Health virus response team pictured burying one of the victims of Covid-19 in Uganda recently. PHOTO/ FILE 

What you need to know:

  • Between July 10 and July 18, 308 people succumbed to the disease, even as the number of daily cases dropped to 200. The positivity rate has also dropped to 8 per cent.
  • Lt Col Dr Henry Kyobe, the national Covid-19 incident commander, said experts are working to further understand why the drop in cases has not resulted in a considerable drop in the number of deaths.

The number of people dying from Covid-19 related complications has remained high even as the number of cases drop.
With 10 days to the end of the 42-day lockdown, deaths still remain in two digits, as high as when the lockdown was first announced.  President Museveni on June 18 put in place a nationwide lockdown to break the chain of transmission, relieve the health care system and curb deaths.

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