By Eunice Kayo
The Ministry of Health has assured Kenyans that there will no second wave of Covid-19 in the country despite the country continuing to record a high number of positive cases on a daily basis.
Health Ministry’s acting Director-General Patrick Amoth says that the rising numbers cannot be equated to a second wave since the first phase of the virus has not been eliminated.
Amoth argues that a second wave can only be declared after the curve has been flattened which the country has not managed to realize since March.
On Thursday, 602 people tested positive for the virus, from a sample size of 5,618 tested, that took to 43,143 the number of confirmed positive cases in the country. cumulative tests stood 607,241.
From the cases, 585 were Kenyans and 17 were foreigners.
407 were males and 195 females. The youngest was a one-year-old child while the oldest was 93.
Distribution of the cases by Counties as on Thursday were Nairobi 133, Nakuru 47, Uasin Gishu 47, Kilifi 46, Kisumu 46, Mombasa 44, Kericho 32, Kakamega 28, Turkana 25, Kisii 21, Machakos 20, Laikipia 13, Nyandarua 12, Bungoma 12, Kiambu 11, Nandi 10, Busia 7, Kajiado 7, Baringo 6, Garissa 6, West Pokot 5, Nyamira 5, Makueni 3, Nyeri 2, Embu 2, Siaya 2, Bomet 2, Vihiga 2, Lamu 1, Wajir 1, Samburu 1, Narok 1, Murang’a 1 and Meru 1.
80 people recovered from the disease, 51 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 29 were discharged from various hospitals. Total recoveries stood at 31,508.
Sadly, 8 patients succumbed to the disease taking the fatalities to 805.