Kenya COVID-19 positivity rates reduce from 13% to 8%

President Uhuru Kenyatta during a past address PHOTO:File

Countrywide levels of COVID-19 positivity rates have fallen from 13 percent in June to 8 percent in August.

While addressing the nation during the 11th Presidential address on COVID-19 pandemic on Wednesday in Nairobi, President Uhuru Kenyatta said the move is attributed to how majority of Kenyans have shown a sense of responsibility in the fight against COVID-19.

“Today, I am happy to note that majority of Kenyans have exercised a reasonable level of civic responsibility in observing COVID-19 Protocols.  And because of taking this challenge seriously and more importantly partnering with the government, infections have gotten to a manageable level.  In fact, we are reporting more recoveries in some instances than infections,” said the president.

The President noted that hot spots like Mombasa and Nairobi have begun to stabilize which was encouraging, meaning, if the public keeps the civic responsibility high, then the Kenya has a chance to reach the 5% positivity rate recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) for total re-opening of the country.

As the country records 213 new confirmed cases in the last 24 hours, Mombasa and Nairobi county  recorded  19 and 101 cases respectively, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 33,016.

From the cases,207 are Kenyans while 6 are foreigners. 139 are males and 39 are females.

The youngest is 8 years old infant and the oldest is 92 years old.

In Mombasa county, the 19 cases are in Nyali (7) Mvita (6)Jomvu(3)Likoni(2) and Kisauni 1.