Kenya has today confirmed 190 COVID cases amidst critical look from the WHO.
In today’s cases, 4,609 samples were tested, meaning that the positivity rate today has hit 4.1%. It is close to a week of consistently low positivity rates.
Samples, deaths and recoveries
The number of cases in the country has now risen to 35,793. Cumulative samples in the country, meanwhile, has risen to 490,445.
Deaths rose by a further four, with the death toll now hitting 616, a consistently low mortality rate of 1.7 %.
There were 395 new recoveries, meaning that Kenya now has 22,442 recoveries. The recovery rate in Kenya has now risen to 62.7 %, far below the continent’s average of 80%.
WHO Kenya now holds figures to scrutiny
WHO Kenya joined its mother agency in calling for caution in interpretation of the data.
In a statement to news rooms, WHO Representative to Kenya, Dr Eggers, said that the low testing figures did not allow for a conclusive interpretation of the reducing figures in the country.
While the positivity rate has indeed gone down, the interpretation is that this is because most tests are still domiciled in Nairobi and Mombasa. Both counties are already past their peak.
Cases by counties
Nairobi led today, with 65 new cases, Kitui had 27, Mombasa had 16 cases, while Uasin Gishu had 13.
Embu, meanwhile, had 10 cases, Kisii had nine, while Garissa, Kajiado and Kiambu had six cases each.
Machakos, Nakuru, Meru, Kericho, and Narok had four cases each, while Kisumu, Bomet, Trans Nzoia and Busia had two cases each.
Murang’a, Kakamega, Bungoma and Kilifi had one case each.
In Nairobi, Roysambu led with 14 cases, Dagoretti North and Langata eight cases each, Embakasi East and Starehe had five cases each, while Embakasi South and Westlands had four cases each.
Embakasi West had three cases, Dagoretti South, Embakasi Central, Kamkunji, Kibra and Makadara had two cases each, while Embakasi North, Kasarani, Mathare and Ruaraka one case each.