Too early to determine, Dr Aman says on Kenya’s “flattening curve”

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

Kenya recorded new 271 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday bringing the total cases to 30, 636.

Health CAS Dr Rashid Aman said that the new infections were confirmed after 4,019 samples were tested.

Out of the positive cases, 267 are Kenyans while 4 are foreigners, with 178 being male and 93 are female.

A total of 208 patients were discharged after making full recovery. The total number of recovered patients in now 17, 368.

Sadly, five patients died from the virus in the last 24 hours bringing the total death toll to 487.

Dr Aman quashed notions that the country could be experiencing the start of curve flattening which has been triggered by the low number of cases recorded since the weekend.

He said that it is still early to determine if the rate of infection was coming down.

“It is too early to make any determination that the curve is going down. Our tests fluctuate, partly because of limitation with our supply chain & testing kits. The strongest indicator is people who are hospitalized & those that die because of Covid-19,” he stated.