In the last four months, Kenya has been registering worrying numbers of coronavirus cases on a daily basis.

However, if the latest figures from the Ministry of Health are to be relied on, then the country could be flattening the Covid-19 curve.

For instance, over the last 24 hours, only 48 people tested positive for the respiratory disease from 1,081 samples.

Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Mercy Mwangangi said the pandemic’s caseload now stands at 35,205.

Of the new cases, 31 are males while 17 are females, with the youngest being a 12-year-old child and the oldest is 75.

At the same time, 176 patients have been discharged, pushing the total number of recoveries to 23,243.

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Forty of the new discharges were the home-based care treatment while 131 had been admitted to various health facilities.

On a sad note though, two more people succumbed, increasing the national death toll to 624.

Today’s infections were distributed as follows: Mombasa 20, Nairobi 15, Tharaka Nithi (four), Kiambu, Kilifi, and Meru (two) cases each while Machakos, Wajir, and Homa Bay recorded a case each.

Dr Mwangangi appealed to Kenyans not to ignore the precautionary measures, as they were still important in eliminating Covid-19.

“We ask for the maintenance of social distance. If you have an underlying condition, you may not need to be in a place where social distance is not being maintained.

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“We should not be complacent as Covid-19 is still an issue globally and locally. MoH protocols still stand during political and social gatherings. Personal responsibility is key and no one is being forced to attend meetings,” she cautioned.

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Robert Mwangi

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