Kenya is one of the countries that is currently battling the third wave coronavirus pandemic. The government was forced to reintroduce some strict measures to curb the spread of the virus across the country.
Five counties that were considered to be disease-infested were locked down. cessation of movement into and out of the red zoned counties was also put in place.
The Ministry of Health on Wednesday, April 28th announced that 834 patients have tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours. This is after a sample size of 8, 498 was tested in the last 24 hours.
The Ministry also confirmed that 23 patients lost the battle to the deadly virus in the last 24 hours. The total number of deaths in the country now stands at 2,688.
The Ministry also announced that the positivity rate in the country now stands at 9.8 percent. This is a drop from yesterday's statistics which showed that the positivity rate was at 12.7 percent. This is good news because the country seems to be winning the war against coronavirus.
The World Health Organization recommends that the positivity rate should drop to about 6percent or 5 percent for normal operation to resume. This gives Kenyans hope of reopening the country in the coming days if the positivity rate keeps dropping. For the last two weeks, the positivity rate has been below 15percent.
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