Kenya Confirms 373 Virus Cases, 3 Deaths As Toll Reaches 33,389

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Kenya has confirmed 373 cases of COVID-19 after testing 4,663 samples in the last 24 hours.

This pushes the caseload to 33,389 with 438,193 cumulative tests.

Speaking from Kemri headquarters, Health CAS Dr Rashid Aman announced 72 recoveries.

36 of these patients were on home-based care program while 36 others were receiving treatment in various facilities.

The total number of recoveries hence stands at 19,368.

Unfortunately, 3 others have died raising the number of fatalities to 567.

In terms of age, the youngest case was a one month old infant and the oldest an 80 year old person.

Gender-wise, 273 were males while 100 while the rest were females.

The infections were distributed in the counties as follows: Nairobi (117), Busia (66), Nakuru (37), Kisii (32), Homa Bay (15), Kiambu (12), Kisumu (11), Uasin Gishu (8), Garissa (7), Isiolo (7), Narok (7), Taita Taveta (7), Mombasa (6), Murang’a (5), Migori (5), Kajiado (4), Kirinyaga (4).

Dr Aman urged Kenyans not to relax in the fight against Coronavirus even as the government enhances measures already in place to make sure the positivity rate goes down.

According to acting health director Dr Patrick Amoth, the cases are at their peak.

“At the beginning of the pandemic, we told you that we would hit our peak in August and September and if you look at our figures, that is falling into place,” he said.

 

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