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Kenya records a spike in Covid-19 infections as cases rise to 38115

Surge in cases dash hopes of flattening the curve

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe

244 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the country over the last 24 hours, raising the total to 38115.

The results which signal a significant spike from yesterday’s came from a sample of 3707.

540,308 samples have so far been tested since Kenya reported the first case in March.

228 of the new cases are Kenyans while 16 are foreigners.

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157 are male and 87 are female while the youngest case is a three-month-old infant and the oldest is aged 85.

Nairobi county accounted for a significant portion of the new cases (63) followed by Nakuru 58, Kisii 23, Garissa 16, Kisumu 14, Mombasa 13, Kiambu 10, Busia 9, Trans Nzoia 7, Turkana 6, Kajiado 5 and Kerlcho 5.

Uasin Gishu, Narok, Laikipia and Siaya reported 2 cases each with Kakamega, Marsabit, Bungoma, Meru, Murang’a, Nyeri and Tharaka Nithi reporting a case each.

According to the Ministry of Health, 40 people were discharged from hospitals and home-based care across the country after full recovery.

24621 people have so far been declared healed from the virus with hope of flattening the curve.

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On a sad note, 2 people succumbed to the virus, raising the total fatality to 691.

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