25 Jan, 2021 08:00 am

Kenya: Coronavirus Positivity Rate Rises to 2.8% as 85 Cases Reported From 2,985 Samples

Kenya recorded 85 COVID-19 cases on Sunday marking a 2.8 per cent positivity rate which was slightly above a 2.5 average reported in recent days.

Nairobi County produced the highest number of cases after posting 70 cases followed by Kiambu which recorded two cases.8 per cent positivity rate which was slightly above a 2.The daily positivity rate however remained below a 5 per cent containment threshold recommended by the World Health Organization signaling gains made in putting infections under control.Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the infections reported on Sunday were identified from 2,985 samples tested within 24 hours.

Twenty-five patients who were under the home-based care programme were cleared of the virus while another eight were discharged from various hospitals bringing the total number of recoveries in the country to 82,969.Schools resumed in-person learning on January 4 even as President Uhuru Kenyatta extended the night curfew that starts at 10pm to 4am to March 12.

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