Record low of 48 new Covid-19 infections in Kenya

Members of the public crowd a matatu stage in Nyeri town on August 10, 2020 despite the social distancing rule as a measure to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Photo credit: Joseph Kanyi | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Kenya has been recording a notably low number of new coronavirus infections as it works to maintain a positivity rate of at most five per cent, which is required for declaration of a flattening infection curve.
  • The virus originated in Wuhan, China, on December 31, 2019 and has since spread across the globe, infecting over 29 million people and killing more than 929,000, according to case tracker Worldometer.

Kenya now has a total of 36,205 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, the Health ministry announced on Monday, saying only 48 more people were found infected following the testing of 1,081 samples in the last 24 hours.


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