16 COVID-19 Patients Succumb As Total Rises To 31,763

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322 more cases of COVID-19 have been recorded from a 4,470 sample size.

Kenya’s toll has so far risen to 31,763.

All the cases were of Kenyan nationals except nine. Age-wise, the youngest case was a 3 year old child and the oldest an 92 year old person.

Addressing reporters from Afya House, Health CAS Dr Mercy Mwangangi announced the death of 16 patients in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 532.

On the other hand, 288 others were given a new bill of health after recovering from the disease.

190 of these patients were on home-based care while 98 others were in various hospitals.

The total number of recoveries stands at 18,157.

The newly detected infections were distributed as follows in the counties: Nairobi (106), Kajiado (53), Machakos (25), Nakuru (25), Kiambu (23), Kisii (23), Busia (13), Mombasa (11), Kisumu (5), Bomet (5), with Garissa, Homa bay and Nandi Counties all recorded 4 cases.

Uasin Gishu, Kitui, Turkana and Taita Taveta had three cases each.

CAS Mwangangi also stated that government was in talks with striking Nairobi medics.

“We have been having conversations with health unions & workers since last night. There are a few challenges, but we are working towards ensuring we get on amicable grounds. 65% of counties are Covid-19 ready,” she told members of the fourth estate.

Further, she noted, 885 healthcare workers have contracted the killer disease since the index case was reported in March.

The cases are from 35 counties.

 

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