Kenya recorded 602 new cases of Covid-19 on Thursday, continuing the trend of a positivity rate of above 10 per cent
The new cases were from a sample size of 5,618 tested in the last 24 hours.
This brings to 43,143 the number of confirmed positive cases in the country.
Kenya’s cumulative tests are now 607,241.
From the cases, 585 are Kenyans and 17 are foreigners. 407 are males and 195 females.
The youngest is a one-year old child while the oldest is 93.
A total of 80 people have recovered from the disease, 51 from the home-based care programme, while 29 have been discharged from hospitals. Total recoveries now stand at 31,508.
However, eight patients have succumbed to the disease, bringing the fatality to 805.
Distribution of the cases by Counties is as follows; Nairobi 133, Nakuru 47, Uasin Gishu 47, Kilifi 46, Kisumu 46, Mombasa 44, Kericho 32, Kakamega 28, Turkana 25, Kisii 21, Machakos 20.
Others are Laikipia 13, Nvanderua 12, Bungoma 12, Kiambu 11, Nandi 10, Busia 7, Kajiado 7, Baringo 6, Garissa 6, West Pokot 5, Nyamira, Makueni 3, Nyeri 2, Embu 2, Siaya 2, Barnet 2, Vihiga 2, Lamu, Wajir, Samburu, Narok, Murang’a and Meru have one each.
Scientists appear divided on whether Kenya will experience a ‘second wave’ of Covid-19 infections.
Last month, the government warned of a possible ‘second wave’ should there be public laxity or relaxation of containment measures.