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Health Ministry announces lowest COVID cases in months as deaths hit 700

Kenya today reported 53 new COVID-19 cases as deaths hit the grim landmark of 700.

In the daily report on the pandemic, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said that the 53 new cases came from 1,107 samples tested. The tested samples are among the lowest Kenya has done since April.

Furthermore, 53 was among the lowest figures the country had confirmed since the country upscaled its testing capacity. Today’s prevalence rate of infection came in at 4.8 per cent.

The new figures raise Kenya’s COVID-19 caseload to 38,168, while the total samples have risen to 541,415.

Furthermore, there were sixty new recoveries, which means that 24,681 people have been declared free of the coronavirus since it broke out in Kenya.

Of the sixty, 36 were from the home-based care program, while the other 24 came from various hospitals across the country.

However, the country also hit a grim landmark in terms of deaths after nine more succumbed to the virus. The nine now bring the total deaths in Kenya from the pandemic to 700.

With a CFR of about 1.8 per cent, Kenya has among the lowest mortality rates in the world. However, lack of testing means that the true scope of the virus, including deaths, remains unknown fully.

Cases by counties

Nairobi led today’s cases with eleven, tying with Meru, which also reported a similar number. Kiambu and Uasin Gishu posted six new COVID cases, while Nakuru came in with four new cases.

Kajiado, one of the counties hardest hit by the virus in its early days, came in with three cases. Garissa, Busia, Laikipia and Machakos, each posted two cases. Makueni, Embu, Kisumu and Kwale, meanwhile, came in with one new coronavirus case each.

But the news of today’s infections may take a back seat to more pressing news. Kenyans are eagerly waiting on the President’s speech. The President is at any time now, set to give a speech on the loosening of COVID restrictions.

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