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48 coronavirus cases reported as two more die

48 more coronavirus cases reported as two more die

Kenya has recorded 48 more coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, out of 1,081 samples that were tested.

The caseload in the country now stands at 36,205 even as the Health Ministry said that two more patients had succumbed to the virus.

Ten subsequent record days have seen the country maintain a 5 percent positive rate against the World Health Organisation (WHO) 14 days prerequisite to determine curve flattening.

Two more deaths in Monday’s briefing by Health Chief Administrative Secretary Mercy Mwangangi were also confirmed bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths to 624.

This even as the country recorded 178 more recoveries, raising the total recoveries in the country to 23,243.

Kenya in recent past has witnessed a reduced number in coronavirus virus infections, much of which the WHO says the country has taken a step back in conducting tests.

Despite a maintained record in low cases, a country like Israel has announced a three week nationwide lockdown after a surge in second wave of COVID-19 infections.

Schools and shopping malls will be closed but supermarkets and pharmacies will remain open. The public sector will operate with fewer staff, but non-governmental offices and businesses will not have to close, as long as they do not accept customers.

Israel declared an even tighter lockdown in April when the virus first arrived, after which daily cases dropped to low double digits among a population of nine million.

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