The Kenya Medical research Institute (Kemri) has released a report indicating that the country may have increased Covid-19 cases and deaths by June 2021.

In a report dubbed Covid-19 cases and deaths following schools reopening, Kemri projects that the re-opening of schools could lead to an increase in infections by 13, 700 new cases and 116 new deaths by June.

The agency further noted that the numbers are expected to start peaking at around mid-March 2021.

“Under the most plausible scenario, we project that the rate of Covid-19 case and death incidence will peak in mid-March 2021,” Kemri said.


Meanwhile, the latest update from the Ministry of Health indicates that there are 186 new Covid-19 cases from a sample size of 8,049 bringing the total number of infections to 99,630.

According to the ministry, 3 patients, unfortunately, succumbed to the virus increases the number of fatalities to 1,739.

"75 patients have recovered from the disease. 34 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care, while 41 are from our various facilities. The total recoveries now stand at 82,729," MoH said.

Currently, there are 674 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,543 are on Home Based Isolation and Care. 33 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 16 of whom are on ventilatory support and 15 on supplemental oxygen. 2 are under observation.

12 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 11 of them in the general wards. 1 patient is in the High Dependency Unit.