Breaking & Trending News

COVID-19 UPDATE: 473 more people test positive for the Coronavirus disease

Kenya has recorded the highest number of confirmed Coronavirus cases yet in a day, with 473 people testing positive for the disease. The 473 tested positive out of a sample of 6,979, bringing the total caseload to 9,448.

76 patients have been discharged from hospital, bringing the total number of recoveries to 2,733, while 8 patients have succumbed to the disease, bringing the total number of fatalities to 181

Out of the 473 cases, 324 are male, while 149 are female. The youngest is a one year old infant, while the oldest is 90 years old.

CS Mutahi Kagwe was speaking in Kilifi County on an official tour which is part of routine visits by the Ministry of Health to counties to assess preparedness in dealing with the pandemic. He expressed concerns that cases were steadily rising, where Nairobi County leading with over 5,000 cases.

The CS also sent his condolences to the family of the late Dr who succumbed to the Coronavirus disease. Also present was Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi who emphasised the importance of personal responsibility in winning the war on the Covid-19 pandemic. ”If we don’t change our behaviour, then all government efforts will be in vain”, he said. ”We expect Kenyans to adhere to the government regulations not because they are avoiding arrest or because you fear the authorities, but because it is the right thing to do.”

The county has reported a total of 71 cases of the virus.