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Fluctuating new coronavirus cases in Kenya puzzle experts

8 October 2020

In Kenya, as the number of Covid-19 cases and deaths continues to rise, the patterns have puzzled experts, with many saying variations in testing and data reporting are their main drivers. The figures raised Kenya’s total to 39,907 cases and 748 deaths after 569,678 tests. Aga Khan University Hospital Chief of Staff Majid Twahir said though the number of patients has reduced, contact tracing has contributed to the fluctuating numbers. "Health seeking behaviour plays a role also because only symptomatic patients come for testing. Lack of mass testing is another reason for these figures," Dr Twahir said.