Covid-19 cases in Kenya is on a steady rise. Everyday huge figures of positive cases are witnessed while we’re yet to reach the peak of infections which is anticipated by the science people to be between the end of August and the beginning of September. More care and precautions is still needed to be exercised by Kenyans in order to save the situation. Without adhering to the measures set in place, the worst will be experienced.
On Friday 31st July the Health CS Mutahi Kagwe made the daily briefing of Covid-19 while at Afya House. Over the last 24 hours 8,679 samples were tested and 723 positive cases were obtained bringing the total number of positive cases to 20,636. So far 303,959 cumulative samples have been tested. 450 were males while 273 were females all of them aged between 9 months and 87 years. 44 patients recovered and discharged from various hospitals bringing the total number of recoveries to 8,165.
Sadly 16 patients died bringing the total number of deaths to 341. This is the highest number of deaths recorded in a single day so far. The CS thanked the Muslims for adhering to the measures today since it’s their holiday and they could be tempted to overcrowd in places. He also urged travelers to avoid overcrowding at airports.