A total of 671 people have tested positive of Covid-19 in Kenya in the last 24 housing, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 23,873.
At the same time, 3 more patients have succumbed to the virus, taking the total number of fatalities to 391. The number of deaths has been increasing with the Ministry calling on Kenya to continue being careful.
603 patients have recovered from the virus. 436 were on home-based care while 167 were from various hospitals across the country. The total number of recoveries now stands at 9,930.
The increase in cases in Kenya comes even as the global death toll as a result of Covid-19 moves past 700,000. According to a Reuters tally, the global death toll from the coronavirus surpassed 700,000 on Wednesday, with the United States, Brazil, India, and Mexico leading the rise in fatalities.
Nearly 5,900 people are dying every 24 hours from COVID-19 on average, according to Reuters calculations based on data from the past two weeks.
According to Reuters, data that equates to 247 people per hour, or one person every 15 seconds dying from the COVID-19 pandemic has been released.
The United States and Latin America are the new epicenters of the pandemic and both are struggling to curb the spread of the virus as they keep recording very high death cases every single day.
In the United States alone with over 330 million people, more than 155,000 people have succumbed to COVID-19 amid a patchy response to the public health crisis that has failed to stem a rise in cases.
Countries like Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Bolivia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Bulgaria, Belgium, Uzbekistan, and Israel are all recently recording increase in COVID-19 death cases.
Experts believe the pandemic’s true toll around the world is much higher because of testing shortages and data collection issues in some countries especially African countries.
According to the World Health Organization, even in countries where the situation has been largely brought under control, new outbreaks are prompting the return of restrictions.
Following a recent surge in cases, several countries have made the wearing of masks mandatory in all public places and told non-essential civil servants to work from home.