Kenya on Thursday recorded 373 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, raising the national tally to 33,389.
The Health Ministry says those who tested positive came from 4,663 samples which were tested, pushing cumulative tests in the country to 438,193.
All new cases are Kenyans with the exception of thirteen foreigners, Health CAS Dr Rashid Aman said during the daily Covid-19 briefing.
Nairobi continues to lead in the daily positivity rate, recording 173 cases in the last 24 hours.
Another 72 patients have recovered from the disease, bringing the total number of recoveries in the country so far to 19,368.
A total of 36 of those discharged were from the home-based programme, while 36 were discharged from various health facilities.
However, three more patients succumbed to the virus, raising fatalities to 567.
273 of the cases are males and 100 females. The youngest case is a one-month-old infant while the oldest is 80 years.Seventy-two patients have also recovered from the disease. The ministry said that 36 are from the home-based care programme, and another 36 were discharged from various hospitals across the country.
The total number of recoveries now stands at 19,368.Sadly, Kenya has lost three more people to the disease, bringing the fatalities to 567.
Other counties to register new cases include Uasin Gishu with eight, Garissa, Isiolo, Narok and Taita Taveta with seven each.In matters Covid-19 curve, CAS Aman said that if Kenyans relax and fail to observe the protocols, then we could witness a peak.“We should not relent, we should continue doing what we are doing,” he reiterated.
On testing, the Government has praised the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) for its role in testing the virus, which has played a huge part in the country’s response.