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Kitui overtakes Nairobi as Kenya sees 151 new COVID cases

Kenya’s COVID numbers have risen by 151 in a day that saw several new grounds hit.

The 151 cases came from a sample size of 2,552. Thus, the prevalence rate today was 5.9%.

That raises the country’s COVID total to 35,356, while total samples have risen to 479,697.

Recoveries rise, deaths remain constant

There were 173 new recoveries too, raising the total recoveries to 21,483. Those from Home-based care were 107, while the other 66 came from various hospitals.

It was yet another day of no deaths, meaning Kenya’s fatalities remains at 599.

For the first time since the pandemic broke out in the country, the gender infection tilted more towards women. 77 of today’s cases were female, as compared to 74 male.

Cases by counties

For the first time since the disease landed in Kenya,  Nairobi did not lead in the day’s infections.

Instead, today, we saw Kitui take the lead, reporting 54 of today’s cases. This comes at a time when health experts warned of other counties, besides Nairobi and Mombasa, will witness peaks in coming weeks.

Nairobi took second place, with 23, Uasin Gishu had 11 cases, Kiambu, Garissa and Migori each reporting nine cases.

Kisii had seven cases, Trans Nzoia had six, Narok four, Kericho three, Mombasa, Busia, Taita Taveta, Machakos, and  Kilifi had two cases each.

Laikipia, Bomet, Nakuru, Meru, Nyandarua and Kajiado had one case each.

Continued vigilance

The CS went on to call for continued vigilance despite the reduced prevalence rate.

Dr Rashid Aman said that Meru, Busia and Nyeri were seeing a rise in cases, which pointed to the counties heading to their peak.

“In spite of this apparent good progress, we wish to remind our people that we are not yet out of the woods. The pandemic is at different phases of its evolution in different parts of the country.” Dr Aman said.

Nairobi and Mombasa, according to a recent study, many have hit their peak in July-August.

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