Nairobi residents go about their business at the Gikomba market on November 15, 2020. The high Covid-19 fatalities in the country has sparked fears among health experts.


Covid-19: Concern as virus deaths hit months-high peak

What you need to know:

  • Last week also saw the number of fatalities rise for the sixth week in a row, peaking at 152.
  • In October, the country saw an average of 70 deaths weekly, and November could see it double to around 150, pushing estimates to over 500 deaths this month.
  •  An analysis of the fatalities shows that August was the third deadliest month with 233 deaths.

November is set to be the country’s gloomiest month in its Covid-19 fight with over 270 deaths recorded in the last two weeks that also saw its number of confirmed cases top 14, 000.


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