Kenya records highest COVID-19 infections as cases surpass 4,000

Health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman. 318 people have tested positive for COVID-19./COURTESY

Kenya on Wednesday recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases in a single day since the first case was reported in the country in March.

Speaking during Covid-19 daily update, Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr. Rashid Aman said 184 new cases were recorded in the last 24 hours out of 2,518 samples tested, bringing the total number of those infected to 4,044.

“This is a serious situation that we must all be concerned about; such figures have the potential to quickly overwhelm our healthcare facilities. We must not allow this to happen,” Aman said.

The CAS further said that the number of positive cases are steadily rising, further confirming the fact that community transmission is now well established.

In terms of distributions, Nairobi had 111 cases, Mombasa 19, Kiajiado 14, Meru 13, Kiambu 9, Busia 6, Nakuru 4, Machakos 3, Kwale, Kisumu, Garrisa, Taita taveta and Vihiga with 1 each.

In Mombasa, the cases are from Mvita 9, Changamwe 4, Likoni 2, Nyali 2, Jomvu and Kisauni 1 each.

On the positive side, the ministry has discharged 27 more patients from various facilities making the number of those that have recovered to 1,353.

However, two more patients succumbed to the disease making the total number of COVID-19 fatalities to 107.

Vihiga county became the latest county to record a case bringing the total number of counties so far affected to 40.