No beds for Covid-19 patients amid fears of a second wave

A ward at the Koiwa Isolation unit in Bomet County on September 4, 2020.

Photo credit: Ondari Ogega | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • During a Covid-19 symposium hosted by Aga Khan University on Thursday, KMPDC chief executive Daniel Yumbya said 17,951 of the available beds are for isolation while the remaining have been set aside for intensive care cases.
  • Of the national isolation capacity, some 13,272 beds are in hospitals and the rest in non-health facilities.

Only 18,443 isolation beds are available for use by coronavirus patients against the national target of 30,500 units.

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