100 days into Covid-19 pandemic, 146,537 sample tests, 4,952 positive cases

CAS Mercy Mwangangi. Image|Courtesy

The ministry of health has so far tested 146,537 samples, within a period of 100 days since the Covid-19 pandemic struck the country.

Out of this, 4,952 people tested positive, with 1,782 patients recovering from the novel coronavirus and at least 128 fatalities recorded.

Speaking on Tuesday daily Coronavirus brief at Afya House, Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr. Mercy Mwangangi announced a new record of 155 cases, confirming the current tally of 4,952.

Dr. Mwangangi said the new cases emerged from 4, 171 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

The youngest of the new cases is one-year-old, with the eldest being 77 years.

A total of 102 patients have been discharged, raising number of coronavirus recoveries in the country to the count of 1,782.

The number of fatalities increased 128 after three more patients succumbed to the viral disease.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe confirmed that the cases will see an upwards trend in the coming months of July and August.

Speaking during an exclusive interview with Citizen TV, CS Kagwe said that the rise in numbers is as a result of movement exhibited in the country.

“By the months of July to August, we expect a rise in numbers because of the movement in the country; meaning that the virus is now at the community level,” said CS Kagwe.

The CS urged Kenyans to continue observing the set rules and guidelines by the ministry, to beat the virus and avert its spread.

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