Kenya records highest number of COVID-19 cases at 307

Kenya on Wednesday recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases after 307 people tested positive for the virus.

Giving the daily coronavirus update, Health CAS Dr Rashid Aman partly blamed the spike on laxity in adhering to the containment measures.

The country’s caseload now stands at 6673.

“Today we have recorded the highest number of positive cases since the pandemic struck in our country. Out of a sample size of 3,519 we have recorded 307people who have tested positive for the virus. This number now pushes our caseload of those confirmed positive to 6,673 out of the 173,355 samples so far tested”, said the CAS.

Out of this number 289 are Kenyans while 18 are foreigners, with 215 males, and 92 females, The youngest is a one-year-old while the oldest is 81.

The latest cases are from 3,591 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The Ministry of Health warns that the curve will rise further with the peak expected in September.

50 patients have been discharged from various hospitals, bringing to 2,089 the total number of recoveries while one more patient succumbed to the virus. So far the disease has claimed 149 people.

As of now, 41 out of the 47 counties, (91%); have recorded a case of the disease, with Nairobi and Mombasa being the most affected.

Out of the new infections recorded, Nairobi leads with 154 cases. Mombasa 38, Machakos, 33, Kiambu 20, Narok 20, Kajiado 14, Busia 10, Kericho 4, Makueni and Nakuru 5 cases each, Kilifi, Kisumu, Kitui and Uasin Gishu one (1) case each.

The Nairobi cases are distributed in Dagoretti North (34), Kibra (22), Embakasi Central and Langata (18) cases each, Starehe (17), Westlands (14), Embakasi South (10), Embakasi West (7), Kamukunji (5), Dagoretti South, Makadara and Mathare (2) cases each, Embakasi Central, Roysambu and Ruaraka, one (1) case each.

In Mombasa, the cases are in; Mvita (22), Likoni (10), Changamwe (5), and Nyali, (1). In Machakos, the cases are in Athi River (32), and Yatta one (1). In Kiambu, the cases are in Ruiru (4), Kiambu Town (6), Kabete and Thika, 3 cases each, Kiambaa (2), Juja and Lari one (1) case.

All the 20 cases in Narok are from Narok North.

In Kajiado, the cases are in Kajiado Central (7), Kajiado North (5), and Kajiado East (2). In Busia, the cases are in Teso North (6) and Matayos (4).

In Kericho the (4) cases are in Ainamoi. In Makueni, the (5) cases are in Kibwezi East, and in Nakuru the (5) cases are from Naivasha (3), Nakuru East and Nakuru West one (1) case each.

In Kilifi the one (1) case is in Kilifi North while in Kisumu the one (1) case is in Kisumu Central, in Kitui the case is in Kitui Central and in Uasin Gishu the case is in Turbo.

Dr Aman warned the curve would rise starting this month with the COVID-19 peaked to be in either in August and September.

“Individual responsibility and ramping up of preparedness are key interventions that must be at the topmost of our response list”, he added.


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