Coronavirus: 32 Patients Discharged in Kenya, Highest Recoveries in a Day

Kenya had just emerged from a moderate second wave of Covid-19 infections to a more devastating third wave.

Health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman at the Kenya Medical Research Institute

Thirty-two patients in Kenya recovered from coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the highest in a single day since the pandemic was confirmed in the country on March 13, 2020, the Ministry of Health said on Sunday.

The 32 recoveries now raise to 239 the number of those discharged with the recovery rate of coronavirus standing at 36 percent. The number of cumulative positive cases stands at 672.

However, the death toll in Kenya rose to 32 with two reported fatalities.  

“This number of patients discharged could not have been possible without the dedication and commitment of our healthcare workers, some of whom work under difficult conditions. These recoveries indicate that it is possible to overcome the disease with proper management,” Health Health Chief Administrative Secretary Rashid Aman said Sunday.

20 Kenyans have died abroad

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said 20 Kenyans living in the diaspora have lost their lives due to coronavirus related cases. In a statement, the ministry said among those who have died: US (10), United Kingdom (4), Italy (2) and one each in Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, and Sweden.