Alarm as Covid-19 infections choke healthcare sector

 Medics attend to a Covid-19 patient at an isolation ward at Kenyatta National Hospital on April 17, 2020.

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What you need to know:

  • As of Sunday, a total of 1,198 Covid-19 patients were admitted to various facilities in the country while 3,437 were under the home-based isolation and care.
  • Uasin Gishu County has recorded 181 cases since Saturday, with one medic succumbing to the disease at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) and 20 health workers infected.

A new wave of Covid-19 infections is sweeping through the country. Hospitals are full, with Intensive Care Units beds hard to come by and fatalities rising at an alarming rate.

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