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Health CAS Rashid Aman during a past Covid-19 briefing. Photo: Ministry of Health

COVID-19 UPDATE: 637 new cases recorded as 499 recover from the disease.

Kenya has Wednesday July 22 recorded and additional 637 new Covid-19 cases over a period of 24 hours to bring the total case load in the country to 14,805.

According to Health CAS Rashid Aman during the daily Covid-19 status briefing, 499 patients have been discharged after recovery bringing the total number of recoveries to 6,757 with 406 of those discharged being from the home based care program and 93 from various health facilities.

“In the last one week a total of 2,738 patients placed under the home-based care program have recovered from the disease… This is a major success in the fight against the disease; a disease that has ravaged our country & put the lives of many Kenyans at risk”, CAS Rashid Aman stated.

Unfortunately 10 more people succumbed to the disease raising the total number of fatalities to 260 in the country since the pandemic was first reported in March 2020.

Aman congratulated the health care workers who are on the frontline in the battle against the pandemic for their continued commitment, to ensure we win the fight against the virus.

“We continue to express our gratitude to the health care workers for this commendable work that they continue to do under very difficult circumstances in the frontline and within our facilities,” Aman stated.

He also expressed concerns over the rising numbers of Covid-19 cases in the country urging Kenyans to continue embracing and following the laid down containment guidelines and also embrace a healthy lifestyle.

“In the past few weeks we have seen a steady increase in the number of our positive cases, of particular concern is the rising numbers in our capital city…” Aman said.

There has been a rumor that county government bosses are pushing the president to lock down counties over fears of the rising numbers in covid-19 cases, with the president set to meet with the council of governors on Monday July 27, 2020 over the same.