Kenya on Sunday recorded 685 Covid-19 cases out of a sample size of 4,912 bringing the cumulative number of cases in the country to 44,881.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe in the daily brief warned that the current positivity rate in the country now stood at 13 percent which signified a second wave of the pandemic.
CS Kagwe at the same time expressed concern over the surging coronavirus cases saying that social and political gatherings were fertile grounds for spreading the virus.
“Citizens and politicians have an equal responsibility to stop the spread of the virus. Let us take collective responsibility to stop the spread of the virus,” he said.
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From the latest infections announced, 635 are Kenyans and 50 are foreigners. 456 are males and 229 females with the youngest being a one-year-old infant while the oldest is aged 99.
According to the Health CS, the surge is a cause for alarm because the country is recording more hospitalizations as a result.
“There are over 1,000 admissions in various health facilities across the counties with the majority originating from prisons, 28 of whom are in ICU,” he quipped.
On a positive note, 105 patients were discharged after full recovery bringing the total recoveries to 31,857.
Out of this, 73 are from the home-based care programme while 32 are from various health facilities across the country.
Unfortunately, 7 more patients have died in the same period bringing the total number of fatalities to 832.