COVID STATS

10 deaths recorded as Kenya's virus cases rise to 36,301

96 new cases of Covid-19 recorded from a sample of 3,270.

In Summary

• The number of fatalities rose to 634 after another 10 patients succumbed to the virus.

• Another 121 patients have recovered from the disease, bringing the total number of recoveries in the country so far to 23,364.

Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi
Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi

Kenya on Tuesday recorded 96 new cases of Covid-19, raising the country's total to 36,301, Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi has confirmed.

This was from a sample of 3,270 tested in the last 24 hours.

The number of fatalities rose to 634 after another 10 patients succumbed to the virus.

 
 
 

Speaking during the daily Covid-19 briefing from Afya House, Mwangangi said age-wise, the youngest was a five-year-old infant while the oldest was 81 years old. 

Nairobi continues to lead in the daily positivity rate, recording 26 cases in the last 24 hours.

Other counties with new cases include; Kisii (10), Busia (8), Mombasa (7), Uasin Gishu (7), Kisumu (7), Machakos (6), Kericho (5), Kilifi (4), Samburu (2), Nakuru (2), Kajiado and Kiambu two cases each while Bomet, Embu and Kakamega all had one case each.

Another 121 patients have recovered from the disease, bringing the total number of recoveries in the country so far to 23,364.

A total of 97 of those discharged were from the home-based programme, while 24 were discharged from various health facilities.

The CAS disputed claims of a second wave of the pandemic in the country due to the high number of deaths reported.

"There is no second wave in the country.The day that situation will become emergence, rest assured the Cabinet Secretary will be here telling you that indeed now we are in the second wave," she said.

 

"A second wave is a technical issue. Defining a second wave will require collaboration and consult with WHO for us to say Kenya is now on it's second wave."