Kenya Records 373 More COVID-19 Cases

  • Health CAS Rashid Aman addressing the media at a press briefing. May 13, 2020.
    Health CAS Rashid Aman addressing the media at a press briefing. May 13, 2020..
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  • Kenya has recorded 373 more Covid-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours bringing the total number of cases in Kenya to 33,389.

    During the daily Covid-19 briefing at Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) on Thursday, August 27, Health CAS Dr Rashid Aman announced that 4,663 samples were tested in the same period of time bringing the total samples tested so far to 438,193.

    Of the 373 cases tested, 273 are male and 100 are female while the youngest case is a one-year-old and the oldest is aged 80.

    Health CAS Rashid Aman (Second from Right) receiving the medical donation from a Fosun Pharma representative outside Afya House on August 25, 2020.
    Health CAS Rashid Aman (Second from Right) receiving the medical donation from a Fosun Pharma representative outside Afya House on August 25, 2020.
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    Nairobi leads in the number of cases at (117) followed by 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), Kajiado (4), Kirinyaga (4), Kericho (3), Nandi (3), Nyeri (3), Machakos (3), Bomet (2), Kakamega (2), Kitui (2), Nyamira (1), Siaya (1), Turkana (1), Meru (1) and Makueni (1).

    At the same time, 72 patients have been discharged from hospital bringing the total number of recovered cases to 19, 360.

    Of the recoveries, 36 are from the home-based care program while the other half (36) were discharged from various hospitals across the country.

    Regrettably, three more patients have succumbed to the disease bringing the total number of fatalities to 567.

    Acting Director General Dr Patrick Amoth indicated that various counties were facing different phrases of the pandemic, hence, the government was using seperate interventions for each.

    "You know we have counties that have recorded very few cases where we can still do 100% contact tracing while in others we have established transmissions where it gets more difficult by the day to be able to do contact tracing," Amoth informed.

    Additionally, Amoth stated that the country was at its peak in terms of COVID-19 cases just  as had been anticipated when the pandemic begun.

    "At the beginnignof the pandemic, we told you that we would hit our peak in August and September and if you look at our figures, that is falling into place," he stated.

    Below is chart of cases from the last few days: