Kenyan has hit a record-high recovery figure in 24 hours even as COVID cases rose.
In what was probably the best news since the pandemic began taking deeper roots, over 1000 patients were discharged in a day.
That is close to twice the number of confirmed infections today.
Over 1000 discharged
Speaking during the daily COVID briefing, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said that 1,062 patients had recovered in the past 24 hours. 79 were from the various health facilities while 983 came from home-based care.
That raises the number of recoveries up to 12,961. That represents a recovery rate of 49%, a slight increase from yesterdays 46 %. The rate of recovery in Kenya has been on a steady ascend, even as cases accelerate upwards too.
New cases, deaths
On the day’s cases, there were 599 new cases from a sample size of 4,420. That raised the total number of confirmed cases in Kenya to 26,436.
There were also two more fatalities, bringing the death toll from the virus now to 420.
Speaking in Kisumu, the CS also addressed calls for him to resign. This follows a video showing his son, Kahush, attending a party, in which the health directives were not observed.
‘He’s an adult’
The images have been shared on social media, and the CS distanced himself from that incident. He stated that his son was now an adult.
“The issue of people asking me to resign is pipe dream. They can continue to dream on. On the issue of video footage showing my son at a party, I do not have a son under 18 in my house, meaning they are adults, you can follow them and ask them.”
The CS also praised Kisumu’s hygienic measures, looking particularly impressed at how the city’s streets were clean.
“Kisumu city is clean, there is no doubt about it,” he said, “Mjivunie kuwa watu wa Kisumu. It’s clean, and we are impressed that Kisumu residents have taken it upon themselves to keep it clean.” The CS effused.