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Kenya Experiencing Sixth Wave of Covid-19, Africa CDC Says

Residents have their temperature scanned at Mbagathi Hospital during a Covid-19 vaccination drive in Nairobi.

Residents have their temperature scanned at Mbagathi Hospital during a Covid-19 vaccination drive in Nairobi.

Photographer: Patrick Meinhardt/Bloomberg

Kenya is experiencing a sixth wave of Covid-19 infections after the number of positive cases in the country increased on average by 92% in the past month, compared with the previous four weeks.

The East African nation becomes the second country in the region to see a sixth wave after Mauritius, Ahmed Ogwell Ouma, acting director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, said during a virtual briefing on Thursday.