Kenya confirmed 128 cases of Covid-19 yesterday, with a positive rate of 5.6 percent in the last four months setting a new high.
The 128 cases were recorded from a sample size of 2,303 people with only four of the cases were of foreigners while the other 124 cases were of Kenyans.
The tabulation shown Nyeri County had the highest number of the COVID cases, recording 68 cases. Second was Nairobi county wit 54 cases of COVID 19, while Kiambu and Kisumu had two cases each and Kakamega and Siaya one each. This brings the total confirmed cases to 324,686.
“We can certainly rule out seeing a huge number of hospitalisations and deaths because most of the vulnerable people are vaccinated and we have community immunity from past infections,” said Ahmed Kalebi, a consultant pathologist.
The ministry says that the figures are not quite alarming and it is probably the highest Covid-19 caseload and positivity rate for the current flu season with the peak expected around the end of the month.
“We will not see the numbers rising so much but that does not mean that we do not need to take care. We should observe the preventive measures and where our masks to be safe,” he said
Some 18 million vaccine doses have been administered across the country, 16.4 million to adults, another 1.4 million to those aged between 15 and 17, 34,226 for those below 15 years while 355,015 doses are booster.
Patrick Amoth, acting Director-General, Ministry of Health, said the virus is still in the community and Kenyans should be vigilant. “We have not defeated this yet. We have the virus with us and we should continue observing the measures and ensure that we remain safe,” Amoth said.