Covid-19 cases reach 28,754 as Health CAS says numbers are not fabricated

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

Kenya has recorded 650 new cases of Covid-19 from a sample size of 6,758. The total number of cases is now at the 28,754. Speaking on Thursday during the daily Covid-19 briefing at Afya House, Health CAS Dr. Mercy Mwangangi said 633 of the cases are Kenyans while 17 are foreigners. 391 are males while 259 are females.

Nairobi once again leads in new cases with 356, Kiambu County has 53 and Nakuru has 48 as the Counties with the highest number of positive tests in the last 24 hours. CAS Mwangangi pointed out that these numbers are not fabricated, contrary to what some people might presume, “There is a wide array of where these samples are coming from. We have a very elaborate team of rapid response team members.” She said the health team headquartered and the Afya Annex next to the Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi receives a lot of alerts pertaining possible cases and the whole process of testing and collecting samples is genuine.

490 patients have also recovered, 308 are from home based care and 182 are from hospitals. 4 more have died, with fatalities now at 469. Health DG Dr. Patrick Amoth said early reporting to health facilities boosts the chances of recovery of Covid-19 patients. “As soon as you feel unwell, please don’t just sit at home, report to a health facility at the earliest opportunity so that you can get assistance,” he said.