On Thursday, the Ministry of Health projected that covid-19 numbers could surge in August and September.
Following this announcement, the ministry said it would prepare to deal with 200 daily infections.
The acting health director-general Patrick Amoth made the announcement. He spoke at Afya House during the daily covid-19 updates.
“Following the recent infections, we project that the months of August and September will have the highest number of infections. At most, there’ll be 200 reported cases daily. However, this will happen if we continue practicing the measures put in place,” said Mr. Amoth.
The director-general also noted their April projection revolved around the worst-case scenario.
“Put in mind that the disease keeps mutating depending on the variables. The reasons we have a smooth curve comes from the fact that we’ve managed to follow the stringent rules put in place,” added the health director-general.
Some measures put in place by the National Emergency Response Committee on Coronavirus (NERCC) included a dusk-to-dawn curfew, closure of schools, and movement cessation in some counties.
Moreover, Mr.Amoth applauded restaurant owners who adhered to all regulations. Since the reopening of some eateries, cases of the deadly virus didn’t spike.
Figures from covid-19 infections
On March 31, Patrick did announce Kenya would likely have almost 10,000 cases of the deadly virus.
However, during today’s briefings, the DG revealed the projections centered around four parameters.
The first one involved infected people and the incubation period; the second was based on the susceptibility of getting the virus.
The third parameter involved how health officials arrived at the figures and its infectiousness, while the last one was on the number of people who’d recovered and those taken in quarantine.
Since the disease was first confirmed on March 31, Thursday saw Kenya record the highest number of covid-19 infections.