Kenya's health minister Mutahi Kagwe has declared November the darkest month since the coronavirus pandemic struck the country in March.
The minister said the number of cases recorded this month has doubled those recorded in October and September combined.
In November, 28,124 cases and 456 deaths were recorded in the country, according to the ministry of health.
The total number of confirmed cases now stands at 83,316 with 1,452 deaths.
Kenyan health workers have been badly hit and have issued strike notices demanding for protective gear, better medical insurance and allowances.
The authorities fear that cases may increase during the December festivities, local media reports.
The government eased restrictions and reopened schools for final year students and the rest of the classes are set to resume in January.
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