Kenya today recorded 22 COVID-19 infections, the lowest since the pandemic struck the country in March this year. Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Dr. Rashid Aman said the cases were detected from 595 samples tested across the country. He also said that the sample size was also the lowest ever by the Health Ministry.
The CAS said the recoveries had increased by 376 to 27,035 and that 360 of those patients were in the home-based care programme and the rest in hospitals.
Dr. Aman said the recovery rate was impressive after 376 patients were declared free of the disease today, raising the national tally to 27, 035. Four new deaths raised the country’s fatalities from the virus to 735, Dr. Aman said. The new infections recorded today raised the country’s caseload to 39,449. Stating that the disease is ‘mysterious and unique’, Dr. Aman said medical experts and modelling teams are studying patterns that will guide decisions by the ministry on how to fight the pandemic.
Kenya has started reopening the economy, with the night curfew pushed to 11pm. The country had been on a partial lockdown since March this year, when the first case was detected in the country in what has negatively affected the economy.