144 Test Positive as Uhuru Announces Flattening Curve

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta during a virtual meeting of the African Union Bureau on August 20, 2020.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta during a virtual meeting of the African Union Bureau on August 20, 2020.
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  • Kenya has recorded 144 more Covid-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours bringing the total number of cases in Kenya to 34,201.

    A statement released by the Ministry of Health on Monday, August 31, indicated that 4,260 samples had been tested over the same period bringing total samples tested so far to 454,406.

    Of the 144 cases tested, 88 are male and 56 are female while the youngest case is a 7-year-old child and the oldest is aged 84 years.

    At the same time, 205 patients have been discharged from hospital bringing the total recoveries to 19,893.

    Some of the beds placed within the Covid-19 emergency treatment tent at the Machakos Stadium, April 20, 2020
    Some of the beds placed within the Covid-19 emergency treatment tent at the Machakos Stadium, April 20, 2020
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    Regrettably, three patients succumbed to the disease bring the total death toll to 577.

    Nairobi led with 77 cases followed by Mombasa 18, Kiambu 9, Kisumu 6, Kajiado 6, Machakos 5, Narok 5, Turkana 5, Nakuru 4, and Nandi 2.

    Laikipia, Meru, Siaya, Isiolo, Homabay, Kilifi and Trans Nzoia recorded a case each.

    In Nairobi, Westlands led with 14 cases followed by Embakasi East and Langata (8) cases each, Dagoretti North
       (7), Roysambu (5), Embakasi Central, Embakasi South, Kamukunji, Kibra
      and Ruaraka (4) cases each. 

    Embakasi North, Embakasi West and Makadara recorded 3 cases each followed by Kasarani and Starehe (2) cases each Dagoretti South (1) and Mathare (1).

    President Uhuru Kenyatta, during the launch of Counties Covid-19 Resilience Conference, disclosed that the country had begun flattening the curve.

    Invoking the Public Health Act, the head of state lauded Kenyans for observing the directives issued by the Ministry of Health noting that it had contributed to the drop of Covid-19 cases.

    “I believe we have done remarkably well and that is why we have began to flatten the curve.

    "But to do better we must remain brutally honest with our approaches because intellectual honesty is critical to building resilience gong forward,” stated the president.

    His observation comes even as the World Health Organisation notes that the declining Covid-19 cases in Kenya is as a result of reduced testing by the Ministry of Health.

    A medical personnel holding a Covid-19 virus test kit.
    File image of a Covid-19 testing kit.
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