193 more coronavirus cases reported total rises to 32,557

193 more coronavirus cases confirmed

Kenyan medics during a demonstration of preparations for any potential coronavirus cases at the Mbagathi Hospital, isolation centre for the disease, in Nairobi

Kenya has reported 193 Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours out of a sample size of 3,381 tests.

The total number of cases in the country now stand 32,557 with the cumulative tests being recorded at 425,364.

Out of the 193 new cases 3 are foreigners and the rest are Kenyans nationals with 137 being males and 56 females.

The youngest is a 2 month old infant and the oldest is 87-years-old.

Health CAS Rashid Aman reported that 225 patients had recovered with 188 being from the homebased care and 37 patients being discharged from various hospitals.

This brings the total number of recoveries in Kenyan to 18,895. An additional 6 patients also succumbed to the disease, increasing the number of fatalities to 554.

Curve not yet flattened

In terms of counties, Nairobi recorded 78, followed by Embu 24, Garissa 21, Kiambu 18, Nyeri 13 and Mombasa 10.

Samburu had 6 cases Murang’a 5, Lamu 4, Kajiado 3, Trans Nzoia 2, Kilifi 2 while Machakos, Isiolo, Tharaka Nithi, Meru, Nyandarua, Uasin Gishu and Nakuru had one case each.

Health Ministry Director General Dr Patrick Amoth said it is still early to declare that Kenya had flattened curve even though cases recorded recently have been low.

For the past one week or so you have noticed a decreasing positivity rate which as of today stands at 6%," Dr Amoth stated.

"That tells you we are making progress but we have not hit the magical 5% which we need to hit and sustain for two weeks before we can actually say we are flattening the curve,” he continued.

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