Rukungiri district COVID-19 taskforce yesterday Tuesday 4th January 2022 confirmed a total of 384 cases from 857 samples that were tested on Monday 3rd January 2022.
The figures indicated that the affected children under 18years are 32, between 18 & 35years are 106, between 36 & 60years are 149 and those over 60years are 23 where males are 174 and females are 136.
According to figures from Sub Counties; Eastern Division has 42cases , Southern Division 34, Western Division 34, Nyakagyeme Sub County 20, Buyanja Sub County 63, Bwambara Sub county 12, Bugangari Sub county 5, Ruhinda Sub County 15, Buhunga Sub County 16, Kebisoni Sub County 16, Nyarushanje Sub County 33 and Nyakishenyi Sub County 20.
Mutumba Nelson The Health Inspector for Buyanja subcounty which has the highest number of cases says people did not adhere to SOP’S over the Christmas season
Twekwatse Alex, the Uganda Nurses Association Kigezi Region Coordinator also a resident of Buyanja revealed that residents did not embrace vaccination while the others did not follow measures instituted to avoid the spread of the disease.
The Rukungiri RDC who doubles as the district COVID-19 taskforce chairperson Stephen Nsubuga Bewaayo noted that OMICRON spreads like bush fire and advised people to start shunning crowds
He revealed the district offices will close from 5th January 2022 up to Monday 10th janury 2022 to enable district workers go fortesting and come with results and no one will access offices without COVID-19 vaccination cards.