4 people have succumbed to COVID 19 with the number of new infections steadily climbing past the 13,700 mark today.This raises the number of deaths to 238.
Giving the daily updates on the pandemic, Health ministry chief Administrative Secretary Dr. Rashid Aman said a total of 418 more people tested positive in the last 24 hours. The new positives were drawn from the 2,784 people whose samples were tested within 24 hours.
Four hundred and eight of them were Kenyans and 10 foreigners. 263 are males and 155 are females. Age wise, the youngest is a one year old , while the oldest is 86 years.
On a positive note, 494 patients had recovered from the disease, bringing the total number of recoveries in the country so far to 5,616.Of the recovered patients, 465 were under home care and the rest in hospitals.
Nairobi and Mombasa are the hardest hit counties by the pandemic.Dr. Aman noted the spike of cases in the last one week was a cause of concern.
He said Nairobi had 7,744 cases as of Monday while Mombasa had 1,835 and Kiambu 769. Kajiado and Busia have also recorded high numbers.
Out of Kenya’s 47 counties, only Baringo, West Pokot and Samburu have not recorded any cases of Covid-19.
Experts at the ministry of health have warned that coronavirus cases in Kenya are expected to peak between August and September.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has convened an extra ordinary meeting of National and County Governments this Friday to assess the COVID 19 containment measures after the country recorded a sharp rise in positive cases.
A statement by State House said the meeting shall review the efficacy of containment measures in place as well as the impact of the phased easing of restrictions that were put in place.
The meeting shall among other things also assess counties’ state of preparedness within the wider national response to the pandemic, and evaluate Kenya’s national response and capacity.
According to the communique, the leaders shall also consider the evolution of the disease and medical models on how covid 19 may propagate within the country over the months of August and September.
The novel COVID 19 disease has been reported in 44 out 47 counties so far occasioning the status conference.