Covid 19 infections in the country reached 2767 after 167 people tested positive for the highly contagious disease. The number which is the highest ever reported in a single was sampled out of 2,833 cases submitted for testing in a span of 24 hours.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe while giving an update on the status of the pandemic expressed fears that the latest figures clearly indicated that the war on Covid 19 was far from over.
He said at least 97, 340 have so far been tested adding that five out of the 167 cases that turned positive were foreigners with Nairobi county leading the pack with the highest number of cases at 54.
Mombasa had, 47, Busia, 28, Kiambu, 14, Uasin Gishu 11, Kisumu,4 Machakos, 3, Makueni, Migori, Homabay, Kwale, Siaya and Turkana 1 case each.
The distribution of cases in sub-counties in Nairobi the cases are from Westlands 21, Embakasi South, and Kibra 6 cases each, Embakasi West, 5, Kamukunji and Langata, 4 cases each, Kasarani, 3, Makadara and Dagoretti North, 2 cases each and Embakasi East, one case.
In Mombasa, the 47 cases are from Mvita, (14), Jomvu, (11), Kisauni, (7), Changamwe and Nyali (6) cases each, and Likoni (3).
CS Kagwe said that in Busia all the 28 cases are of truck drivers, 22 at Malaba POE and 6 at Busia border point. In Kiambu, the 14 cases are from Kikuyu, 9, Thika, 2, Kiambu Town, Juja, and Gatundu, 1 case each.
In Uasin Gishu, the 11 cases are from Soy, (5), Turbo, (3), Ainabkoi, Kapseret, and Kesses, (1) case each, while in Kisumu, the (4) cases are from Kisumu Central (3), and Kisumu West (1) case.
In Machakos, all the (3) cases are from Athi River. Kuria East in Migori, Ndiwa in Homa Bay, Msambweni in Kwale, Alego Usonga in Siaya and Kakuma refugee camp in Turkana, all have (1) case each.
In terms of Gender, the Kagwe said that 125 were males while 42 were females with the youngest being 11 months, while the oldest is 75.
The government, the CS further said has discharged 46 patients from various health facilities, bringing our total number of recoveries to 752. However one more patient succumbed to the disease, bringing the total fatality number to 84.
The CS said it was close to 90 days since the first case was reported and thanked Nyumba Kumi initiative for taking serious measures in ensuring that they report cases of individuals who have travelled from epi centre areas such as Nairobi.