650 more persons have tested positive for the novel COVID-19, Health CAS Dr Mercy Mwangangi has announced.
Addressing reporters from Afya House, the CAS said that the new infections were obtained from a 6,768 sample size.
Kenya’s total as of Thursday was 28,754.
Of the new cases, 633 were Kenyans while 17 were foreigners. Gender-wise, 391 were males while 259 were females.
In terms of age, the youngest case recorded in the last 24 hours was a one year old baby and the oldest being 97 years.
490 other patients have recovered from the disease, CAS Mwangangi confirmed.
308 of these patients were on home-based care program while 182 were discharged from various hospitals across the country.
The total number of recoveries now stands at 15,100.
On the other hand, 4 more patients have succumbed to the disease, raising the number of fatalities to 460.
The newly detected infections were spread out in the counties as follows; Nairobi (356), Kiambu (53), Nakuru (48), Busia (20), Bomet (10), Mombasa (7), Murang’a (5), Kericho, Kitui with (4) cases each, Kisumu, Mandera with (2) cases each and Nyeri, Elgeyo Marakwet with (1) case each.
According to the CAS, Kenya has screened over 800,000 people at the various border points.
She also revealed that there are approximately 33 laboratories carrying out the very crucial COVID-19 test.
Further, she indicated, 21 counties will have to undergo retraining on emergency response.