8 Covid-19 Fatalities Recorded As Infections Reach 39,586

Kenya has confirmed 137 new positive cases of Covid-19 from 1,258 samples tested in the last 24 hours, raising the total to 39,586.

Speaking during the daily Covid-19 briefing from Afya House, Health CAS said that 94 of the new cases are male and 43 are female. The youngest case is a one-year-old child and the oldest 81 years.

CAS Aman announced 296 new discharges in the same period, bringing the total number of recoveries to 27,331.

The death toll rose to 743 after 8 more patients succumbed to the virus.

Health CAS Rashid Aman. [Courtesy]

Discouraging politicians from holding rallies, the CAS warned that Kenya risks a second wave of the novel Covid-19.

“We shall have ourselves to blame if Kenya is hit by a second wave of COVID-19. We are between a safe country and a second wave of the virus. The choice is ours,” he said.

Further, Dr Aman said that 55 percent of the new cases recorded in Nairobi in the last day came from Nairobi Remand prison while 33 of the 34 cases in Turkana were from Kakuma refugee camp.

As a result, the Nairobi Remand Prison will cease to receive remandees starting tomorrow.

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