NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 5 – The country’s coronavirus case fatality rate has fallen to 2.03 per cent marking the lowest rate recorded since the outbreak of the contagion which the World Health Organization has labeled as potentially endemic.
The latest virus-related death was reported on Sunday evening raising the number of virus-linked deaths to 160 against 7,886 reported infections.
Kenya’s virus fatality rate was at its peak in April when it averaged 5.1 per cent. It later dropped to 3.4 per cent in May and averaged 2.5 per cent in June.
Speaking during a status update on the pandemic, Health Chief Administrative Secretary Rashid Aman also said 51 active COVID-19 cases had been cleared in a 24-hour period raising registered recoveries to 2,287.
There are 5,439 active coronavirus patients both under health facilities as well as home-based care.