141 people have tested positive of COVID-19 in the last 24 hrs from a sample size of 3307 bringing the total number of positive cases to 37,489.
Health CAS Dr Mercy Mwangangi said 5 patients succumbed to the virus in the same period while 81 people have recovered from the disease, 12 from the home based care program while 69 were from the various hospitals in the Country.
Out of the positive cases, 134 are Kenyans, 7 are foreigners while the oldest is 74 years and the youngest is 4 years.
Mwangangi spoke during the daily COVID-19 update held at Thika Level Five hospital in Kiambu County where she was accompanied by Governor James Nyoro.
She said the Ministry is now deliberating on the new normal of living with COVID-19 saying they are engaging communities through their leaders on observing the laid down rules on COVID-19 protocols.
Mwangangi said Kenyans have started ignoring the protocols adding that while the curve is flattening, Kenyans must remain extremely cautious since the battle hasn’t been won yet.
In terms of distribution among Counties, Transnzoia County had 28 cases followed by Nakuru with 24 cases, Nairobi with 14, Migori with 8, Turkana with 5, Bungoma with 2 while Murang’a, Busia, Nyeri and Vihiga had 1 case each
Director of Health Services Dr Patrick Amoth said we are on a downward trajectory but urged Kenyans to continue observing the laid down protocols.
He said the Ministry’s earlier COVID-19 projections were right adding that they have saved 4000 lives.
Governor Nyoro lauded the Government for its continued support in the fight against the virus saying they are now engaging stakeholders in the bar businesses, Church leaders among others on re-opening now that the number shave reduced.
He called on Parliament to fast track bill on County funds so that Counties can pay healthcare workers who have worked effortlessly in the fight against the virus.