COVID-19: Sudden spike in new infections, as cases rise to 33,389

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373 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the last 24 hours, bringing the country’s total cases to 33,389.By Gerald Gekara

In this briefing, the Ministry of Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Dr. Rashid Aman confirmed that a 1-month-old infant was among those who tested positive.

Nairobi recorded (117) cases, Busia (66), Nakuru (37), Kisii (32), Homa Bay (15), Kiambu (12), Kisumu (11), Uasin Gishu (8), Garissa (7), Isiolo (7) ), Narok (7), Taita Taveta (7), Mombasa (6), Murang’a (5), Migori (5), while Kajiado, and Kirinyaga each reported (4) cases.

Kericho, Nandi, Nyeri, and Machakos confirmed (3) cases of the virus, while Bomet, Kakamega, and Kitui had (2) cases each. Nyamira, Siaya, Turkana, Meru, and Makueni each reported (1) case.

72 more patients have since tested positive of coronavirus, pushing Kenya’s total recoveries to 19,368. Dr. Aman said that Half of the patients were reported to have been under the home-based care while the rest were discharged from various hospitals.

However, Kenya has lost three more patients to the coronavirus, raising Kenya’s total fatalities to 567.

Health DG Dr. Patrick Amoth said that the country is still within its COVID-19 expectations, urging Kenyans to observe guidelines set aside by the Ministry of Health.

“We have not missed our peak. Everything is still falling into place vis-à-vis what we told you at the beginning of the pandemic… So we still stand by our modeling projections,” said Dr. Patrick Amoth.