Covid-19 Fatalities Reach 813 As 437 Test Positive For Virus

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Kenya has confirmed 437 positive cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours as the country’s total caseload rises to 43,580.

In a statement, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said that 4,311 samples had been tested over the period bringing the total number of samples tested so far to 611,552.

Of the new cases, 430 are Kenyans while 7 are foreigners.

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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe. [Courtesy]
253 are male and 184 are female with the youngest case being a four-month old infant and the oldest 95 years.

140 patients have been discharged; 72 from home-based care program and 68 from hospitals around the country, bringing the total number of recoveries to 31,648.

Unfortunately, 8 patients succumbed to the disease bringing the total number of deaths to 813.

Mutahi Kagwe accused of using covid-19 tours for political gains
Mutahi Kagwe accused of using covid-19 tours for political gains. Image/Courtesy

In the county distribution, Nairobi recorded136 cases, Nakuru 66, Kilifi 29, Kisumu 26, Uasin Gishu 21, Kericho 21, Embu 17, Busia 16, Kajiado 15, Migori 14, Machakos 14, Kiambu 9, Meru 9, Nandi 8.

Bomet recorded 6 cases, Nyeri 5, Laikipia 5, Mombasa 5, Nyamira 3, Nyandarua 2, Elgeyo Marakwet 2, Turkana 2, Tharaka Nithi 2, Wajir 2, Murang’a 1 and Siaya 1.

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