Risk high of second wave as infections surge in counties

Youths ride on an overloaded pick-up truck along James Gichuru Road in Nairobi on October 4, 2020 in blatant violation of traffic and to Covid-19 rules. 

Photo credit: Lucy Wanjiru | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Positive cases have dramatically increased, especially in rural counties, barely a week after President Uhuru Kenyatta eased containment measures to boost businesses. 
  • Before the measures were relaxed, Kenya’s Covid-19 positivity rate was 4.7, but it’s now at 5.7.
  • On Saturday, it was 7.7, the highest in over a week, followed by Friday (6.8) and Tuesday (5.8).

Kenya is at risk of a second wave of Covid-19 infections just six days after the partial reopening of the economy.

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