After the ministry of health updated Kenyans the state of Covid-19 pandemic, the news left many worried about what is yet to come next. Nairobi residents has nothing to smile about after recording the highest number of cases compared to all the other 46 counties.
Nairobi recorded a total of 319 persons who got infected with the virus. This is the highest number which was recorded in comparison with the previous days. All the other counties recorded cases whereby each had below 100 cases reported. On top of the highest cases reported, 15 people succumbed to the pandemic as well.
County distribution; Nairobi 319, Mombasa 77, Kilifi 71, Nakuru 60, Uasin Gishu 45, Kiambu 36, Makueni 28, Machakos 17, Siaya 12, Kajiado 11, Nyandarua 11, Kericho 11, Homa Bay 10, Nyeri 9, Taita Taveta 9, Murang’a 9, Kisumu 9, Kirinyaga 8, Embu 5 Laikipia 5, Lamu 5, Garissa 5, Bungoma 4, Kwale 4, Turkana 4, Migori 3, Nandi 3, Nyamira 3, Kisii 2, Kitui 2, Narok 1, Baringo 1, Bomet 1 and Marsabit 1.
Out of a sample size of 5,850, the country recorded a total of 801 new cases in the last 24 hours. This translates to a positivity rate of 13.7 percent which has been the highest ever recorded in the recent days.
Nairobi county which has recorded the worrying number of cases should be looked into by the government and the ministry of health and come up with a better way to stop the spread of the virus widely. This may call for strict measures like lock down and early time curfew which proved to work in the past days.
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