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No decline in Covid-19 curve in Kenya yet as 14 more succumb to the disease

Death cases in Kenya as a result of Covid-19 shot up further on Sunday, November 22, as 14 more patients succumbed to the virus.

Giving the daily updates, Ministry of Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe noted that there were 76 patients on Oxygen support while 63 more were admitted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

155 patients recovered from the disease and cleared, with 110 of the patients having being on the home-based care program.

The fatalities of the day bring the total number of deaths to 1,380 even as 968 more cases were recorded,

The CS noted the new cases were taken from 6,610 samples tested in the last 24 hours, raising the number of infections in the country to 77,272.

Since the first case was recorded in March this year, the country has conducted 839,614 tests.

In the last 3 months, Kenya has experienced a surge in Coronavirus infections and deaths, which threatens plans to reopen schools fully in January 2021.

The Council of Governors(CoG) has announced plans to launch the ‘no mask no service’ campaign earlier this week to sensitize Kenyans on the need to wear face masks every time everywhere.

CoG chairman Wycliffe Oparanya announced that the County Governments are working jointly with County Commissioners under the County Emergency Response Committee(CERC)and will, after that, launch the Health Ministry’s joint enforcement of Covid-19 guidelines.

Oparanya said the Council would also ensure that all healthcare workers have access to quality Personal Protective Equipment approved by the Kenya Bureau of Standards in a bid to stem the increased spread of the deadly virus infections and few deaths among the workers.

Oparanya’s words come as the National Advisory Council of the Kenya Union of Clinical Officers (KUCO)issue to the government a 14-day strike notice due to poor working conditions at the workplace.

The officers decry lack of Personal Protective Gear as the main challenges they were facing as they work in the frontline amid the Covid-19 health crisis.

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