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Cs Mutahi Kagwe admits error in covid-19 data

CS Mutahi Kagwe admits error in Covid-19 data Saturday, July 17, 2021during the opening of an HDU, maternity, and newborn unit at the Kenyatta National Hospital.

The government has admitted to having “issues with the number of Covid-19 patients recoveries reported in the past few days”, a few hours after Kilifi County raised concern over the number of patients the ministry announced on Friday. According to the ministry’s data, Kilifi had 224 new cases, overtaking Nairobi to record the highest number of infections on Friday.

In Saturday’s update, Mr. Mutahi Kagwe, the Health Cabinet secretary, said: “We have had some issues with the number of recoveries reported over the past few days but our team has now harmonized the data.”

Kilifi disputes ministry's Covid-19 report citing Kemri backlog. In the same breath, the ministry said in a statement that the number of Covid-19 infections had increased by 723 raising the total confirmed cases to 192,435.

Of the new patients, Mr. Kagwe said the youngest was a seven-month-old, while the oldest was 98. He said 678 were Kenyans and 45 foreigners, and 346 were male and 377 were female. Following this analysis, the positivity rate stood at 10.5 percent.

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