Kenya recorded 98 new COVID-19 cases on Monday bringing the cumulative number of positive cases in the country to 37,079.
The positive cases derived from a sample 1,644 pointing at a possible deepening of the curve even as Health Chief Administrative Secretary Rashid Aman raised concern over high COVID-19 attack rates in Nairobi and Mombasa counties.
Speaking during the COVID-19 daily brief, Aman said the two regions continue to record the highest number of attack rates at 460.6 and 229.7 respectively per every 100,000 people compared to the national average of 77.7.
Of the 98 cases reported on Monday, only two were foreigners with 96 being Kenyans.
The trend of men constituting the highest number continued with 63 of the cases being male while 35 are female. The youngest COVID-19 patient was a 9-year-old while the oldest was a 75-year-old.
In the latest cases, Nairobi recorded 32, Mombasa 20, Meru 8, Kiambu 5, Machakos 4, Kilifi 2, Uasin Gishu 8, Elgeyo Marakwet 2, Taita Taveta 2, Murang’a 2, while Garissa, Embu, Samburu and Nakuru counties had one case each.
Out of the 47 counties, Nairobi continues to lead with the number of confirmed cases at 20,253, Mombasa 2,775, Kiambu comes third with 2,647 cases, Kajiado fourth with 1,929 cases while Machakos is fifth with 1,298 cases.
Elgeyo Marakwet and West Pokot counties as of Sunday had the lowest number of confirmed cases with both having 7 cases each.
Busia County is at number six with 1,197 followed by Nakuru with 985. Others are Uasin Gishu with 567, Migori451, Kisumu 395, Garissa 350, Kericho 298, Nyeri 293, Kitui 273, Laikipia 258, Kisii 255, Narok 249, Kilifi 209, Murang’a 186, Turkana 185, Taita Taveta 166 and Makueni with 164 cases.
The country also recorded 62 recoveries over the last 24 hours with 44 drawn from the home-based care program while 18 were from various health facilities. The latest numbers bring the cumulative number of recoveries to 23, 949.
Two fatalities were also recorded on Monday bringing the cumulative number of deaths resulting from the contagion to 650.