Kenya has today recorded the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases at 447 in 24 hours according to a statement from the Ministry of Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 8,975.
The 447 cases are out of 3,803 samples tested in the last 24 hours and comprise of 280 males and 167 females according to Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe.
The Ministry of Health CS has also said that 64 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours taking the total number of recoveries to 2,657 while the number of fatalities has increased to 173 after 4 more fatalities were recorded on Wednesday, 8th July 2020.
The cases have continued to rise even as Kenyans rush to leave the city to rural areas after President Uhuru Kenyatta lifted the.. cessation of movement in and out of the counties of Nairobi, Mombasa, and Mandera.
“With the relaxation of the restrictions, the responsibility shifts to us. It is up to us to be responsible and prevent the virus from spreading,” said CS Kagwe.
The government has also confirmed that 40 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and that 20 of them are on supplementary Oxygen.
90 percent of Kenyan patients are asymptomatic.