Covid-19: Cases rise to 2,216 as highest number of recoveries in a day is recorded

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Health CAS Rashid Aman speaking to the press at Afya House. Photo/MoH
Health CAS Rashid Aman speaking to the press at Afya House. Photo/MoH

Kenya has recorded an increase of Coronavirus cases to 2,216 after 123 people tested positive in the last 24 hours, out of 2,112 samples tested. There have also been 54 recoveries in the same time span, representing the highest number of recoveries in a day. The total recoveries are now 553. 3 people have died, 2 in Nairobi and 1 in Nyeri, bringing the number of fatalities up to 74.

Nairobi County leads in new cases once again, with 44. Mombasa has 34, Busia has 20 cases, Uasin Gishu has 12, Kajiado County has 3, Nyeri has 3, Garissa and Laikipia with 1 case each. In Nairobi, Westlands has 9 cases, Dagoretti North has 4, Embakasi West 4, Embakasi South 3, Lang’ata 3, Makadara 3, Kasarani has 3 while Runda and Kamukunji have 1 each. In Mombasa Mvita has 11 cases, Jomvu has 8 cases, Changamwe 5, Likoni has 4, while Kisauni and Nyali have 3 cases each. All cases in Busia, Uasin Gishu and Kajiado are truck drivers, with cases in Busia picked up at the Malaba border while Uasin Gishu cases picked up at Turbo.

Speaking to the press on Wednesday, Health CAS Rashid Aman noted that Kenyans have started going back to their normal routines, pointing out entertainment joints, and warned that this shouldn’t be the case. He said people are behaving in a manner suggesting that directives are set to be relaxed, “The only measure that has been relaxed is the measure that allowed the operation of restaurants and eateries based on strict adherence to the social and physical distancing measures,” he said.