Covid-19 Death Toll Reaches 700 As Kenya Records 53 New Infections

The Ministry of Health has announced 53 new cases of COVID-19, recorded in the country in the last 24 hours.

The total number of confirmed cases in the county now stands at 38,168.

The new cases were from 1,107 samples, taking the number of tests in the country to 541, 415 since the pandemic hit Kenya in March.

Three of the newly detected were of foreigners while the rest are Kenyans.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe on Monday said 32 of the new infections are males while 21 are females. The youngest is a four-year-old child and the oldest is 76.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe During a Covid-19 Briefing At Afya House. [Courtesy]
Nairobi had 11 cases, Meru 11, Kiambu 6, Uasin Gishu 6, Nakuru 4, Kajiado 3, Garissa 2, Busia 2, Laikipia 2, Machakos 2 while Makueni, Embu, Kisumu and Kwale had one case each.

CS Kagwe also confirmed nine more deaths, raising death toll to 700.

On a positive note, 60 people have been discharged after testing negative.

36 are from the home-based care program while 24 are from various hospitals.


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