Kenya reports 1,344 new COVID-19 infections, tally jumps to 64,588
Kenya's Ministry of Health on Tuesday reported 1,344 new COVID-19 infections from a sample size of 7,162, taking the country's total tally to 64,588.
November continues to be a month of virus highs for the East African country, having seen numbers higher than those reported between June-August, a period considered to be Kenya's worst regarding the pandemic.
The Health ministry also reported 24 more deaths, bringing Kenya's total number of fatalities to 1,154.
Kenya is one of only nine countries in Africa that have registered more than 60,000 COVID-19 infections.
The country reported its first case of the virus on 13 March, before seeing a steady rise in infections as weeks went by.
In response, the government imposed various restrictive measures to curb the spread of the virus, including a nighttime curfew and a partial lockdown of the country.
Kenya then saw a decline in its caseload around September, a decision thought to have influenced the government's decision to ease some restrictions and allowed schools to reopen.
In October, the country's COVID-19 status deteriorated.
"In a televised address last week, President Uhuru Kenyatta branded it "the most tragic month in our fight against COVID."
He threatened tighter restrictions if Kenyans flout the laid down COVID-19 protocols.