In what may give many Kenyans hope of life soon returning to normal, Kenya has recorded the highest number of recoveries of COVID-19 patients in the last 24 hours.
Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Dr Rashid Aman reported this during a press briefing at Afya House on Wednesday that 54 patients have been discharged after fully recovering from the virus infection.
In other statistics, the Health CAS announced that 123 more people had tested positive of the Coronavirus bringing the total tally of infections to 2,216. This is out of a total of 2,112 samples that have been tested around the country in the last 24 hours.
The positive cases distribution is as follows: Nairobi reported 44 new confirmed cases, Mombasa has 34 new cases, Busia reported 20 new cases, Uasin Gishu has 12 new cases, Kiambu, Kajiado and Nyeri reported 3 cases each, Kilifi reported 2 and Laikipia reported 1 new case.
All the cases which were reported as positive in Busia county (20 cases), Uasin Gishu County (12 cases) and Kajiado County (3 cases) are truck drivers. This report made the CAS to emphasize the importance of truck owners and drivers to obtain a COVID free certificate 48 hours before starting their journey.
Three more patients who were undergoing treatment succumbed to the disease bringing the total number of fatalities from COVID-19 to 74. One case, a 12-year-old, was detected posthumously.
Kenya has so far tested 85,058 people for the coronavirus since the first case was reported on March 13.