Alarm over new Covid surge

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A health worker takes a nasal swab sample from a man for a Covid-19 test at a Kemri lab in Kisumu on April 23 last year.

Photo credit: Brian Ongoro | AFP

What you need to know:

  • At least 14 patients succumbed to the disease over the same period, a sharp rise from last week’s numbers where some days went without a single death.
  • Since President Uhuru Kenyatta reopened the economy four months ago, there has been increased social, economic and political gatherings.

Experts have raised the red flag over rising Covid-19 infections in the country, a situation they attribute to breach of safety protocols following relaxation of containment measures.

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