Kitui County Saturday recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases in a day since the first case was announced in the Country in March. Out of the 515 cases announced by Health CAS Dr. Mercy Mwangangi, Nairobi had 251 cases, Kitui 41, Kiambu 33, Kericho 23, Kisii 19 Bomet 19, Nakuru 18, Homabay 16 Laikipia 12, Murang’ a 11, Migori 10, Nyeri 9, Uasin-Gishu 8 Kajiado 8, Mombasa 7, Lamu 5, Narok 4, Busia 4.
Confirming the 41 cases of Kitui, Chief officer Health, and sanitation, Dr. Richard Muthoka revealed the recorded number was as a result of the measures they took to test health workers, Kitui County Government officers and staff from Kitui main prison, KEFRI and the Courts in Mwingi and Kitui.
However, The chief officer told the media that they are analyzing to identify where said cases hail from since the testing process took place in various Government departments.
“We are analyzing to know where these cases are coming from because we took the sample from KEFRI, Judiciary, and other departments in Kitui.” Muthoka said.
The health Chief officer announced they are planning to test all Kitui county officers who are working in departments that see them interact with many residents. So far officials from the office of the Governor have been tested.
More than 60 people from kitui county have so far tested positive for COVID- 19.