Covid-19 Cases Rise By 602 To Reach Total Of 43,143

Kenya has again registered a high number of Covid-19 cases.

On Thursday, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced 602 positive cases of the virus, from a sample size of 5,618 tested in the last 24 hours.

This brings to 43,143 the number of confirmed positive cases in the country. The country’s cumulative tests are now 607,241.

From the cases, 585 are Kenyans and 17 are foreigners. 407 are males and 195 females. The youngest is a one-year old child while the oldest is 93.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe and CAS Dr Mercy Mwangangi. [Courtesy]
Over the same period, 80 people have recovered from the disease; 51 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 29 have been discharged from various hospitals. Total recoveries now stand at 31,508.

Sadly, 8 patients have succumbed to the disease bringing the death toll to 805.

“Our sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their loved ones,” CS Kagwe said.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe During A COVID-19 Briefing. [Courtesy]
The cases were distributed in the counties as follows: Nairobi 133, Nakuru 47, Uasin Gishu 47, Kilifi 46, Kisumu 46, Mombasa 44, Kericho 32, Kakamega 28, Turkana 25, Kisii 21, Machakos 20,  Laikipia 13, Nyandarua 12, Bungoma 12, Kiambu 11, Nandi 10, Busia 7, Kajiado 7, Baringo 6.

Garissa 6, West Pokot 5, Nyamira 5, Makueni 3, Nyeri 2, Embu 2, Siaya 2, Bomet 2, Vihiga 2, Lamu 1, Wajir 1, Samburu 1, Narok 1, Murang’a 1 and Meru 1.


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