The country has recorded 123 new cases of Covid-19, raising the country’s total number to 1,471. The new cases were out of the 3,077 samples that were tested in the last 24 hours which is the largest sample size tested in the country since the outbreak of the disease.
Speaking during the daily Covid-19 updates at Afya House in Nairobi, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, said of the new cases, Nairobi was leading with 85 cases, followed by Mombasa which registered 24 cases and Kiambu 4. Kajiado county has (3) cases, Kisumu (2) while Garissa, Kitui, Kilifi, Busia and Uasin Gishu Counties have one case each.
Nairobi’s Mathare and Kibra areas have registered alarming numbers at 33 and 14 respectively. Westlands recorded (4) cases, Makadara (3), Ruaraka (3), Kamukunji (3), Starehe (2), Dagoretti North (2), Roysambu, Langata, Embakasi East and Embakasi South having one case each.
Of the 123 new patients, the youngest is one-year old while the oldest in aged 76 years. By gender, 78 are male and 45 are female.
On a positive note, three more patients have been discharged bringing the number of recoveries to 408. However, three more people have died of Covid-19, raising the number to 55.
According to the Ministry of Heath, so far, 590 Covid 19 patients are admitted in 35 various hospitals across the country. 7 are in critical condition 4 on ventilatory support and 3 on supplemental oxygen.
Kagwe also raised concerns that Kenyans have gone back to their normal lives and forgotten about observing the Ministry of Health guidelines despite the rising number of cases in the country.