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Ministry reports 13 deaths, 218 cases

Health & Science - By Graham Kajilwa | September 26th 2020 at 12:00:00 GMT +0300

Kenya has recorded the highest number of Covid-19 cases and deaths this month, according to the Ministry of Health.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe yesterday reported 13 deaths and 218 new cases of the virus. It is the first time this month the country is reporting daily cases of more than 200.

These figures now bring to 682 the sum of fatalities and 37,707 the number of confirmed cases since the pandemic was first reported on March 13.

The 218 cases are from 5,424 samples, also the highest to be tested this month. From this, the positivity rate is 4.01 per cent, which is still below five per cent threshold the World Health Organisation has set to show the pandemic is under control.

The others are the number of deaths, patients in the intensive care unit, and the percentage of those who turn positive.

Covid 19 Time Series

 

The least number of cases reported this month is 48 which was on September 14. The highest number of cases reported so far in a day is 892 on July 27 while 23 is the highest number of deaths recorded within the same period which was on August 1.

This month has also seen three days without any reported deaths signifying some wins in the fight against the pandemic. In the latest update, Nairobi leads with 68 cases followed by Kisii with 28.

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