Nairobi, Mombasa, Kiambu contribute to 70% of confirmed cases - Aman

In Summary

• He said Nairobi, Mombasa, and Kiambu have also contributed to the national decline in cases.

•At the same time, the CAS said that some of the counties including Machakos, Kajiado, Kitui, Meru, Busia and Nyeri are beginning to show trends in rising cases.

CAS Health Rashid Aman during a press conference on coronavirus pandemic update at Afya House on May 11, 2020.
CAS Health Rashid Aman during a press conference on coronavirus pandemic update at Afya House on May 11, 2020.
Image: MERCY MUMO

The Ministry of Health has said that three counties lead in the confirmed number of Covid-19 cases.

Addressing the media on Tuesday, Health CAS Rashid Aman said that the country is yet to get out of the woods.

Aman said that Nairobi Metropolitan Service leads with 19, 801 (56%) of the total confirmed cases.

 

The CAS said that the number of cases in Kiambu is at 7 per cent, the same percentage with 2,483 cases that have been reported in Mombasa.

“On aggregate, 70 per cent of the national confirmed cases are from these three counties, which also accounts for 80 per cent of the cumulative samples that have been tested,” Aman said.

He said Nairobi, Mombasa, and Kiambu have also contributed to the national decline in cases.

At the same time, the CAS said that some of the counties including Machakos, Kajiado, Kitui, Meru, Busia and Nyeri are beginning to show trends in rising cases.

Aman has urged Kenyans to take caution as they interpret the flattening curve of the virus.

“While optimistic, we urge caution as we interpret the apparent decline in positivity rate. We, therefore, plead with our people not to lower their guard as a result of this progress.”

The CAS said that the virus has shown different types of evolution in some countries, where secondary and tertiary spikes have been experienced in relation to containment measures.

On Tuesday, the number of positive cases reached 35,356 following the addition of 151 new cases collected from 2,052 samples.

At the same time, 173 patients have recovered from the virus, 107 being from home-based care while 66 from various health facilities. This brings the total number of recoveries to 21, 483.

The country did not register any cases of fatality in the last 24 hours, hence the number of deaths from Covid-19 related cases stands at 599.