Covid-19 Fourth Wave Expected To Peak In Mid July – KEMRI

Fourth Wave

The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) has predicted that the fourth wave of the Coronavirus pandemic will peak in mid-July.

In a recent report, KEMRI predicts that there will be a surge in Covid-19 infections in the coming months.

KEMRI attributed the rise to the Delta variant which is more lethal with severe symptoms.

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Delta has gained dominance with Nairobi and Coastal counties predicted to be the worst hit by the fourth wave.

Over the past couple of days, Covid-19 cases have continuously increased more so in the Western, Nyanza and Nairobi regions.

On Thursday, 376 new Covid-19 infections were recorded in the country with the cumulative caseload now at 184,537.

Nairobi was leading in terms of county distribution having recorded 174 cases. Uasin Gishu 37, Mombasa 27, Busia 24, Kisumu 24, and Siaya 19.

Kwale, Kakamega, Nyamira and Taita Taveta recorded 7 cases each while Nakuru, Nandi and Kericho recorded 6 cases each.

Machakos recorded 5, Kilifi 4, Bungoma 3, Vihiga, Kirinyaga and Murang’a recorded 2 cases each.

Nyandarua, Trans Nzoia, Meru, Elgeyo Marakwet, Embu, Homa Bay and Kiambu recorded 1 case each.

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