Kenya records highest number of Covid-19 positive cases Mombasa, July 9, 2020

Today, the Government has recorded a high of 447 positive cases of coronavirus from a sample size of 3,803 tested in the last 24 hours.

The Cabinet Secretary (CS) for Health, Mutahi Kagwe made the announcement today during the tour of Coast General Hospital to assess the level of preparedness to handle covid-19 cases.

The cumulative number of tests conducted so far now stands at 200,311 and the total case load in the country is 8,975, the CS said and noted that county preparedness is critical, to not only handle the pandemic, but also in ensuring that the country remains safe.

He commended the county of Mombasa for leading the country in the number of isolation beds at 432, out of which 12 are ICU beds, surpassing the directive by the President of at least 300 bed capacity for the county.

Mombasa county has over 1,663 active cases and the number is likely to rise. Today the county reported 14 new positive cases .

From today’s 447 positive cases, 405 are Kenyans while 42 are foreigners, with 280 being males, and 167 females.  In terms of age, the youngest is one-year-old child, while the oldest is 88 years.

The 447 positive cases are distributed in counties of Nairobi 318, Kiambu 33, Kajiado 25, Nakuru 23, Machakos 18, Mombasa 14, Uasin-Gishu 7, Busia 3, Laikipia 2, Kericho 1, Makueni 1, Migori, 1, and Turkana (1).

“Today I am also delighted to inform you that we are have discharged 64 patients from our various hospitals, bringing the total number of recoveries to 2,657,’’ the CS said.

He also announced that four more patients have succumbed to the disease, bringing the county’s total fatality to 173.