COVID-19 cases

COVID-19: 631 test positive as 14 succumb

631 people have tested positive for COVID-19, from a sample size of 6,142 tested in the last 24 hours  bringing to 47,843 the number of confirmed positive cases in the country. 14 patients have succumbed...

Brazil to use Chinese vaccine against Covid-19

Brazil plans to use a Chinese-made coronavirus vaccine as part of a national immunisation programme, officials have announced. São Paulo Governor João Doria said the federal government had agreed to buy 46 million doses of...

Safaricom Foundation constructs maternity wing in Baringo

Chemolingot Sub-County Hospital in Baringo County has benefitted from a Ksh 12.5 million maternity wing, constructed through support from the Safaricom Foundation. The one stop maternity wing consists of a delivery room, a theatre, post...

Italy tightens rules after coronavirus cases surge

Italy has announced a new raft of measures to tighten restrictions amid a surge in coronavirus cases. A mask-wearing PM Giuseppe Conte said the measures were needed "to avoid a new lockdown". Mayors will get powers...
MoH convenes special meeting as Covid-19 cases surge to 70,245

Kenya records 685 Covid-19 cases as second wave looms

Kenya on Sunday recorded 685 Covid-19 cases out of a sample size of 4,912 bringing the cumulative number of cases in the country to 44,881. Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe in the daily brief warned...

NMS conducts mass coronavirus testing in 17 sub-counties

The Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) is undertaking mass coronavirus testing in 17 sub-counties in Nairobi for two days. The move according to the Major General Mohammed Badi-led agency has been prompted by the surging numbers...

FL Margaret Kenyatta encourages early cancer screening, treatment

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has encouraged Kenyans to go for early screening and treatment as a step towards winning the war against cancer. The First Lady reaffirmed her support for ongoing efforts to scale up...
12 patients succumb to COVID-19 as 616 test positive

Man gets Covid twice and second hit ‘more severe’

A man in the United States has caught Covid twice, with the second infection becoming far more dangerous than the first, doctors report. The 25-year-old needed hospital treatment after his lungs could not get enough...

Government to set up modern psychiatric referral hospital

The government is planning to establish a state of the art psychiatric hospital in Nairobi County. The facility which will be supported by four regional satellite facilities will also serve as a teaching and referral hospital...
COVID-19 cases

388 test positive for COVID-19, as 63 recover

388 people have tested positive for COVID-19 from a sample size of 4,287 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing to 41, 546 the number of confirmed positive cases in the country. Out of...
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