Two COVID-19 Patients Succumb As Virus Cases Surpass 30,000

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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has confirmed 271 new cases of Coronavirus from a 3,746 sample size.

The newly detected infections have pushed the total to 30,120. Cumulatively, Kenya has carried out 391,416 tests.

The newly detected infections were of 268 Kenyans and 3 foreigners. 170 of the victims were males while 101 were females.

The youngest case recorded in the last 24 hours was of an 8 month old infant and the oldest being 86 years.

In a statement, CS Kagwe said that 686 patients had recovered from the novel COVID-19 raising the total number of recoveries to 16,656.

626 of these recoveries were on the home-based care program while 60 others were discharged from various hospitals.

“From the discharges, 60 are from various health facilities while 626 from the home-based care programme,” the statement read.

Unfortunately, two more patients died, raising the number of fatalities to 474.

In the counties, the cases were spread out as follows: Nairobi (126), Busia (14), Kirinyaga (13), Machakos (12), Narok (12), Kiambu (11), Kajiado (10), Kitui (10), Nakuru (10), Kisumu (8), Samburu (8), Garissa (8), Mombasa (6).

Nyeri (4), Trans-Nzoia (4), Taita Taveta (3), Lamu (3), Kakamega (2), Kisii (2), Bungoma (1), Kilifi (1), Makueni (1), Murang’a (1), and Siaya (1).

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