Shortage of sample kits derails testing

Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga

Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga receives hospital equipment from USAid yesterday. A Ministry of Health official says Kenya needs to conduct 6,000 to 10,000 tests daily for two weeks to get a clearer picture of the coronavirus situation.

Photo credit: Joseph Kanyi | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • The ministry has conducted 39,112 tests in the past seven days, translating to about 5,500 a day.
  • The implication is that the average daily tests are 3, 000 less than the number deemed sufficient to project the infection rate.

Shortage of sample kits derails testing


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