Kenya on Friday recorded 148 new cases of Covid-19 positive cases after testing 2,438 samples in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of samples tested so far to 511,614.
In a statement, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said that the country’s total caseload had risen to 36,724.
Of the new cases, all are Kenyans except three who are foreigners. 105 are male while 43 are female. The youngest case is a two-year-old and the oldest is 75.
In the same period, 98 patients recovered from the novel Covid-19; 46 from home-based care and 52 from various hospitals.
This brings the total number of recoveries to 23,709.
Unfortunately, four patients succumbed to the disease bringing the death toll to 646.
The newly detected infections were distributed as follows: Mombasa (40), Nairobi (32), Laikipia (15), Kiambu (11), Nakuru (7), Embu (7), Uasin Gishu (6), Kajiado (6), Taita Taveta (5), Kisumu (5), Kitui (4), Trans Nzoia (3), Baringo, Elgeyo Marakwet, Kwale, Machakos, Kericho, Makueni and Murang’a with 1 case each.
The 40 cases in Mombasa were reported from Mvita (14), Kisauni (11), Likoni (5), Nyali (4), Changamwe and Jomvu three cases each.
Nairobi cases were recorded in: Westlands (6), Embakasi East (4), Lang’ata and Starehe (3) cases each, Dagoretti North, Embakasi South, Embakasi West, Kasarani and Ruaraka (2) cases each, Dagoretti South, Embakasi Central, Embakasi North, Kibra, Makadara and Roysambu (1) case each.