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Nurse Dies of COVID-19 : Leaves Behind Less Than A week Old Infant

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COVID-19 Deaths Rise

Another Health Worker has died of COVID-19 bringing the total number of health workers who have succumbed to the pandemic to 8.

Marian Awuor Adumbo, a 32-year-old registered nurse use to render her selfless service at Rachuonyo Sub-County Hospital. She passed on at Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital yesterday evening and has left behind her less than a week old infant who she delivered at the hospital.

Cold Season

The cold season has been here with us since the month of June is expected to run all the way through the month of August. The season poses various challenges to all of us especially the children and the aged particularly this period of COVID-19.

Seasons variations, including extreme temperatures of both hot and cold, have been associated with increased morbidity and mortality among people with respiratory conditions, like chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases. COPD

The government has therefore urged all and especially those with respiratory illnesses to take extra care because it is in this period that the conditions can suddenly worsen.

The country has continued to witness an upsurge in COVID-19 cases and being an infectious airborne condition, there are concerns about its rise during this period.

Cases In The Last 24 Hours

A total number of 544 people have tested positive bringing the total number of positive cases in the country to 22,597. From the cases, 499 are Kenyans, while 45 are foreigners.315 are males while 229 are females. The youngest case is a one-year-old infant while the oldest is 84 years old.

A total of 263 patients have recovered and from this number, 176 are from the Home Based Care Program while 87 have been discharged from various hospitals bringing the total number of recoveries to 8,740.

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