Coronavirus cases reach 5,206, with Kenya still to reach its peak

ealth CAS Dr Mercy Mwangangi issuing a press address. Photo/MoH

With 151,396 cumulative Covid-19 tests done so far, Health CAS Dr Mercy Mwangangi has said Kenya is yet to hit its peak, with more cases yet to be recorded. On Wednesday, Coronavirus cases hit the 5,000 mark after 254 people, all Kenyans, tested positive. The case load has now reached 5,206. 4,859 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. 41 patients have been discharged, with recoveries now at 1823 and 2 patients have succumbed, deaths now at 130.

Nairobi leads in new cases with 127, while Mombasa County has 36 cases. Migori County has 29 cases, Kajiado County 22, Kiambu County 12. Virus transmission in Busia County isn’t reducing, as 9 more cases have been recorded in the last 24 hours. Uasin Gishu has also recorded 5 more cases. The burden of truck drivers is still weighing heavy on the Counties in Western Kenya en route to Uganda. Kakamega County has also recorded 1 case, at Lurambi. This comes days after another case was picked up at Ikolomani.

Other Counties that have picked up cases include Murang’a with 3, Machakos and Kilifi 2 each. Nakuru, Siaya, Taita Taveta, Garissa and Kisii Counties have 1 case each.