Kenya has in the last 24 hours recorded more recoveries than infections, Health CAS Dr Rashid Aman has confirmed.
Addressing reporters during the daily COVID-19 briefing from Afya House, Dr Aman announced 318 recoveries; 263 were on home-based care while 55 were in various hospitals.
This brings the number of recoveries to 20,211.
Still on some good news, the CAS confirmed that zero patients had succumbed to the novel COVID-19 in the same period.
The death toll still stands at 577.
However, 114 new infections have been recorded after testing 1,682 samples.
As a result, Kenya’s caseload is 34,315.
All the new cases were Kenyans except one who was a foreigner.
The youngest case was that of a one year old infant while the oldest was an 85 year old person.
In the counties, the infections were distributed as follows: Mombasa (17), Nairobi (16), Garissa (15), Kiambu (14), Kitui (14), Busia (12), Taita Taveta (8), Uasin Gishu (6), Nyeri (5), Migori (3), Machakos (2), Embu and Kisumu had (1) case each.
Dr Aman also noted that contact tracing had proved a daunting task once the burden was shifted to the counties.
The exercise had proven difficult especially in hotspot areas like Nairobi and Kiambu.
“It became a bigger problem when the responsibility of contact tracing fell on the county themselves,” he said.
Also present was Director of Public Health Dr Francis Kuria who confirmed that 27 patients are in Intensive Care Unit (ICU).