COVID-19 STATS

Kenya's virus cases rise to 33,389 as 373 more test positive

Three more patients succumbed to the virus.

In Summary

• This was after a sample of 4,663 was tested in the last 24 hours bringing the cumulative tests to 438,193.   

• Speaking during the daily Covid-19 briefing from Kemri headquarters, Aman said age wise, the youngest was a one-month-old infant while the oldest was 80 years old.

Health CAS Rashid Aman during the daily press briefing on coronavirus pandemic at KEMRI headquarters on August 27, 2020/ MERCY MUMO
Health CAS Rashid Aman during the daily press briefing on coronavirus pandemic at KEMRI headquarters on August 27, 2020/ MERCY MUMO

Kenya on Thursday recorded 373 new cases of Covid-19, raising the country's total to 33,389, Health CAS Rashid Aman confirmed.

This was after a sample of 4,663 was tested in the last 24 hours bringing the cumulative tests to 438,193.   

Speaking during the daily Covid-19 briefing from Kemri headquarters, Aman said age wise, the youngest was a one-month-old infant while the oldest was 80 years old.

National emergency and response team lead by Health CAS Rashid Aman tour KEMRI laboratories at KEMRI headquarters on August 27,2020/ MERCY MUMO
National emergency and response team lead by Health CAS Rashid Aman tour KEMRI laboratories at KEMRI headquarters on August 27,2020/ MERCY MUMO
 
 
 

Nairobi continues to lead in the daily positivity rate, recording 117 cases in the last 24 hours.

Other counties with new cases include; Busia 66, Nakuru 37, Kisii 32, Homabay 15, Kiambu 12, Kisumu 11, Uaasin Gishu 8, Garissa 7, Isiolo, Narok and Taita Taveta had 7 cases each, Mombasa 6, Murang'a 5, Migori 5, Kajiado 4, Kirinyaga 4, kericho 3, Nandi 3, Nyeri 3, Machakos 3, Bomet 2, Kakamega 2, Bomet 2 while Nyamira, Siaya, Turkana, Meru and Makueni had 1 case each. 

Another 72 patients have recovered from the disease, bringing  the total number of recoveries in the country so far to 19,368.

A total of 36 of those discharged were from the home-based programme, while 36 were discharged from various health facilities.

However, three more patients succumbed to the virus, raising fatalities to 567.

The CAS cautioned against relaxing preventive measures as the virus is still in the communities.

"This is not time for us to relax and say our peak has flatten. In fact, if anything, we must flatten this measures because if indeed it is happening, it's because of the observance of these measures," he said.

 

"If we stop doing the things we are doing, we will get another peak and we don't know how high it will be."