Coronavirus Updates

Kenya coronavirus cases cross 1 000 mark

The total number of positive coronavirus patients in the country crossed the 1000 mark after 66 new cases were reported Wednesday, the highest number ever recorded since the first case on March 13th.

According to Health CS Mutahi Kagwe, the number of confirmed cases now stands at 1,029 with Mombasa county recording the highest number of the new infections at 30. The positive cases are from 2,621 samples tested in the past 24 hours. Cumulatively, 49,405 samples have been tested.

366 patients have recovered after eight more were discharged Wednesday from the hospital. Despite the growing infections, the fatality rate remains at 5.6 per cent against the global average which is 6.6%. The country has reported 50 deaths.

“Eight more patients have been discharged from hospital Despite the high number of positive cases, we are glad to inform you that we have discharged 8 patients who have recovered from the disease, and also have no additional fatality,” said the CS during the daily Covid-19 briefing.

Community transmission continues to fuel the spread of the virus across the country with 64 Kenyans testing positive while the other two are a Somali and Rwandese. All the patients under medical observation are in stable condition.

In terms of age, the coronavirus cases range from 10 years to 64 years. Gender distribution is 43 males and 23 females.

Nairobi and Mombasa continue to lead with the number of infections. The spread of the 66 cases by county is as follows; Mombasa (30), Nairobi (26), Kajiado (3), Busia (1), Kisii (1), Uasin Gishu (1), Nakuru (1), Kirinyaga (1), Makueni (1), Meru (1).

Source – KBC

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