245 more people have tested positive for the novel COVID-19, Health CAS Dr Rashid Aman has confirmed.
Addressing reporters from Afya House, Dr Aman said the newly detected infections were from a 3,150 sample size.
As a result, the virus load is at 30,365. Cumulatively, 394,566 tests have been carried out since the index case was confirmed in March.
237 of these infections were Kenyans while 8 were foreigners. Gender-wise, 145 were males while 100 were females.
The youngest case was that of an 8 month-old infant while the oldest case was aged 79.
During the same period, 504 patients have recovered from the virus; 43 were in various hospitals while 461 were on the home-based care program.
The total number of recoveries is now at 17,160.
Conveying his condolences, Dr Aman announced the loss of 8 patients in the last 24 hours.
5 of the deceased persons had underlying issues, he confirmed.
Kenya’s fatalities are now at 482.
According to Dr Aman, Nairobi is still in the lead with a virus load of 17,889 with Kiambu coming in second with 2228.
Coming in third is Mombasa county with 2224 and Kajiado in a distant fourth with 1627 cases of Coronavirus.
In the counties, the cases were spread out as follows; Nairobi (149), Kiambu (23), Kajiado (14), Mombasa (10), Nyeri (9), Busia (4), Laikipia (2), Murang’a (2), Kilifi (3), Kisumu (1), Kitui (2), Uasin Gishu (1), Kwale (1) and Tharaka Nithi (1).
The CAS also told Kenyans that good hygiene is the best way to fight the invisible enemy.
“We as the Ministry of Health are impressed by a majority of Kenyans who have taken up the containment measures seriously,” he said.