It’s still too early to be able to determine whether Kenya’s Covid-19 curve is flattening, even as 271 more positive cases were confirmed on Tuesday. The total cases in the country are now at 30,636. Speaking to the press, Health CAS Rashid Aman said one can’t tell how the curve’s trajectory is now, and that different factors are in play, “It’s too early for us to make a determination whether this is a trend…” he said.
He noted the reduced number of cases recorded in the last couple of days, however, he said the tests conducted have reduced, and that tests conducted are determined by the available testing kits and supplies capacity. He noted that the strongest determinant of whether the curve is flattening or not is the number of Covid-19 hospitalized patients and the fatalities. Of the new cases, all except 4 are Kenyans, 178 are males and 93 are females. 4,019 tests have been conducted in the last 24 hours, with cumulative tests now at 398,585.
208 patients have recovered, 161 from home based care and 42 from hospitals. The total recoveries are now at 17,368. Fatalities have risen to 487, after 5 more patients died. Nairobi County leads in new cases with 99, Kiambu has 20, Migori and Uasin Gishu Counties have 18 each, Lamu and Samburu Counties have 11 each. Turkana has 10 cases, Makueni, Garissa, Nakuru Counties have 4 cases each. Murang’a, Tana River, Taita Taveta and Kisumu have 3 cases each. Nandi, Nyeri, Marsabit have 2 cases each, and Vihiga, Embu, Kitui 1 case each.