KENYA RECORDS THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF CORONAVIRUS INFECTIONS

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Kenya has recorded the highest number ever of COVID 19 cases since March.

So it appears that the country is currently experiencing a second wave of coronavirus. This is because the number of positive cases has been rising at an alarming rate.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe confirmed that on Saturday, the country recorded a total of 1,395 positive cases. The sample size for the last twenty-four hours was 7,635.

According to the numbers, 1,337 of the cases are Kenyans while 58 are foreigners. The hike brings the total to55,192.

Distribution of cases

Distribution of the cases by Counties is as follows; Nairobi 569, Nakuru 149, Kiambu 148, Mombasa 147, Uasin Gishu 60, Kilifi 41, Kericho 30, Laikipia 27, Machakos 26, Kajiado 25,  Kisumu 19,  Meru 18, Kakamega 15, Busia 14, Bungoma 13, Samburu 12, Nyeri 11, Siaya 10, Tharaka Nithi 9, Kisii 7, Bomet 6, Murang’a 6, Taita Taveta 6, Homabay 4, Kwale 4, Elgeyo Marakwet 3, Nandi 3, Embu 2, Baringo 2, Nyamira 2, Wajir 2, Migori 1, Nyandarua 1, Trans Nzoia 1, Narok 1 and Kirinyaga 1.

Recovered numbers

Despite the rise in the number of positive cases, several patients have fully recovered from the virus. 1,087 patients have been discharged making the total number of recoveries to 39,963.

The Ministry also added that 1241 patients were admitted to various health facilities countrywide.

The number of deaths from coronavirus is also going up to a total of 996 as at today.

Stay safe, sanitize, wash your hands with soap and water, observe social distance, and wear your mask!

By Wanjiru Mbaru

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