New COVID-19 cases reduce by half as 375 test positive

Dr Rashid Aman
Health CAS Dr Rashid Aman. [Photo Star]

Some 375 patients tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday, Health CAS Dr Rashid Aman announced.

The total number of recorded coronavirus cases is now 16,643. A total of 2, 052 samples were tested.

The CAS said that some other 128 patients recovered bringing the total number of recoveries to 7,574.

However, four more patients died bringing the death toll to 278.

The increased number of cases has hit hard the University of Nairobi which recorded 14 new cases among its staff.

The varsity’s Vice-Chancellor Prof Stephen Kiama on Friday evening said that three staff also lost their lives recently from the virus.

“It is a difficult period for our Country & UoN community. I convey my condolences to the affected families … I also wish a quick recovery to all those who have tested positive,” he said while urging everyone to be cautious.

He assured that the institution will do everything possible to protect her staff but online learning will kickoff starting September.

He reiterated that the academic calendar will continue from September as earlier planned, so will UoN’s 63rd graduation ceremony.

“Let me also reassure all the students and staff that we are going to hold the 63rd graduation ceremony virtually on 25th September 2020,” he said.

“We plan to graduate all qualified graduands for PhDs, Masters, Bachelors, Diplomas and fellowships.”