• Fri. Oct 30th, 2020

Kenya has recorded 244 more Covid 19 positive cases in the last 24 hours as the country’s total caseload escalates to 38,115. The Ministry of Health, in a statement on Sunday, September 27, announced that 3,707 samples had been tested over a period of 24 hours bringing the total number of tested samples so far to 540,308. Of the positive cases, 228 are Kenyans and 16 are foreigners. 157 are male and 87 are female while the youngest case is a three-month-old infant and the oldest is aged 85.

At the same time, 40 patients were discharged, 30 from the home-based care program and 10 from several hospitals around the country bringing the total number of recoveries to 24,621. Lamentably, 2 patients succumbed to the disease raising the total number of deaths to 691. Nairobi led counties with 63 cases followed by Nakuru with 58, and Kisii followed with 23 positive cases.

It is predicted that the Covid-19 curve in the country is likely to flatten in two weeks’ time even as Kenya Medical Association (KMA) upholds that reduced cases is as a result of reduced testing.

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