Health Director General Patrick Amoth has said that they project that Kenya’s Covid-19 peak will hit in August, towards September.
During this period, the country is likely to record 200 cases and above on a daily basis.
Speaking on Thursday May 21 at Afya House during the Covid-19 daily briefing, Dr Amoth urged Kenyans to continue exercising social distancing and observing all the government directives.
“According to our current modelling, we project our peak will be around August-September where will be reporting about 200 cases per day,” Dr Amoth said.
The 200 cases that are set to be reported during the period will be only if Kenyans continue exercising the current measures that have been put by the government.
According to Dr Amoth, the measures that the government undertook at the time including closure of schools and cessation of movement in Nairobi and Mombasa greatly reduced the spread of the virus.
Kenya’s Covid-19 cases have risen to 1,109, with 80 new cases recorded.
This is from a sample size of 3,102 tested in the last 24 hours. This is the largest sample size that has been tested.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe on Thursday said Kenya has increased its testing capacity by 40 per cent in the last two weeks. Of the new cases, 41 are from Nairobi, while 20 are from Mombasa.A total of 13 new cases are from Kibera.Do you have any story you would like to share? Email us at email@example.com and we will publish it. You can also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org