Kenya is “running out of ICU beds” due to a rise in COVID-19 incidents

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According to the doctors’ union, Kenya has run out of ICU beds as the country struggles with an increase in Covid-19 cases.

Healthcare staff were among those admitted to various hospitals across the region, according to a statement issued by the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists, and Dentists Union (KMPDU).



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Several doctors have taken to social media to share their stories, detailing heartbreaking scenes in hospitals around the world.

Kenya’s Director General of Health, Patrick Amoth, said at a press conference on Tuesday that a national study had discovered the existence of coronavirus variants first discovered in South Africa and the United Kingdom.

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“The majority of [cases] of the South African variant have been picked up along our border with Tanzania, especially in people who have a history of travel from Tanzania,” Dr Amoth said.

According to a recent survey, Kenya has approximately 537 intensive care units (ICUs) and just under 300 ventilators.

There have been 122,000 Covid-19 cases and 2,000 deaths recorded in the world.

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