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Kenya confirms 283 new COVID cases as positivity rate drops

Kenya on Sunday confirmed a drop in daily COVID-19 cases as the positivity rate also declined to below 10 %. According to the Ministry of...

Thousands protest in Brazil as country crosses half a million COVID deaths

Thousands of Brazilians went to the city streets in various states across the country to protest against President Jair Bolsonaro as the country crossed...

COVID deaths refuse to drop as fatalities cross 4 million

The number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic has crossed 4 million as fatalities remain high amidst falling cases. According to a report by Reuters,...

Scientists working on COVID-19 recyclable face masks, PPEs

Scientists in New Zealand are working on making COVID-19 gowns and masks for health workers which can be decontaminated and used again. According to the...

WHO confirms declining COVID cases for seventh week straight, deaths remain high

The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed on Monday that COVID-19 cases had dropped for seven weeks straight, but deaths remained considerably high. During the confirmation,...

COVID cases rise by 488 as positivity rate remains high

Kenya’s COVID-19 cases have risen by 488 as the positivity rate dropped slightly but remained high. The Ministry of Health confirmed that the cases came...

How to alleviate the most common reactions to vaccines

Fever, headache, swelling or redness at the site are the most common side effects after taking a vaccine, be it the flu, COVID-19 or...

Kenya’s COVID-19 positivity rate rises to 6.8% as Ministry confirms 148 cases

Kenya’s COVID-19 positivity rate has risen once again to 6.8 % after the Ministry of Health confirmed 148 new cases of the viral disease. The...

President Museveni announces school closure, other measures as COVID cases rise in Uganda

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Sunday declared the closure of schools for 42 days following a surge in COVID-19 cases in the country. Announcing on...

Africa CDC optimist Sinovac approval will help Africa in COVID vaccination

The Africa Centre for Disease Control has welcomed the World Health Organizations' decision to approve the Sinovac COVID jab. John Nkengasong, the Africa CDC Director,...

Siaya tops as Kenya confirms 284 new COVID-19 cases

Kenya on Friday confirmed 284 new COVID-19 cases as Siaya tied with Nairobi as the two counties with the highest infections of the day. According...

Mucormycosis: what it is, symptoms and treatment

Mucormycosis, popularly known as black fungus disease, is a rare infectious disease caused by the fungus. Rhizopus spp., which can be found naturally in...

Kenya confirms 142 COVID cases as recoveries hit record low

Kenya on Wednesday reported 142 new COVID-19 cases as the positivity rate dropped down to 5.4 percent. In the day's COVID-19 cases, the Ministry of...

C-reactive protein (CRP): what it is and why it may be high

C-reactive protein, also known as CRP, is a protein produced by the liver that is usually increased when there is some type of inflammatory...

Kenya reports low COVID case figures ahead of Madaraka Day celebrations

Kenya on Monday reported a record low number of COVID-19 cases as the positivity rate dropped to 5.3 per cent. In the daily briefing on...

Lung pain: 9 main causes and what to do

Generally, when a person says they have pain in the lung, it means that they have pain in the chest area, this is because...

Vietnam discover ‘hybrid’ coronavirus variant that is highly transmissible

A new COVID-19 coronavirus variant has been discovered in Vietnam that is a hybrid of the two variants detected in India and the UK. According...

Kenya confirms 444 new COVID cases as positivity rate rises

Kenya’s COVID-19 positivity rate has risen to 8.9 % as the country confirmed 444 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday. According to the Ministry of Health,...

COVID spike in Kisumu persists as Kenya confirms 341 new cases

Kisumu county has continued to lead in daily infections even as Kenya confirmed a further 341 new COVID-19 cases. In what is fast becoming a...

Mutahi Kagwe calls on counties to prepare for possible fourth COVID wave

Health Cabinet Secretary, Mutahi Kagwe, has admitted that the Ministry of Health is preparing for a possible fourth wave of COVID-19. Speaking in Kibra while...

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