By Stuart Bogere
KIU, Main Campus - According to the Kenyan Ministry of Health, Kenya has reported 829 new COVID-19 cases, marking the highest daily toll since the start of 2021.
The Ministry of Health also announced one new virus-related death, taking Kenya’s total number of fatalities to 1,899. Kenya virus load is the ninth-highest in Africa. Only nine other countries have reported more than 100,000 COVID-19 cases on the continent.
The country is awaiting a national address from President Uhuru Kenyatta today, Friday 12th March, on the country’s COVID-19 status.
Besides, the various measures imposed by government in a bid to contain the spread of the virus are set to lapse tomorrow, having been extended in January for a period of 60 days.
These include a nationwide night time curfew, a ban on large public gatherings, and mandatory wearing of face coverings in public.
The president’s speech also comes as the country will be marking one year since it announced its first case of the Coronavirus.
Meanwhile, with these new infections, Kenya's cumulative cases jumped to 111,185, just a day after the health minister declared the onset of a third wave of the virus.