278 people have in the last 24 hours tested positive for coronavirus raising the number of confirmed cases to 5,811.
The new cases are from a sample of 4,074 tested bringing the cumulative number of tests conducted in the country to 162,478.
“Today, we have 278 people testing positive of Covid-19 from 4,074 samples that were run in the last 24 hours. This now brings 5,811 the total number of confirmed cases in the country, from a cumulative figure of 162, 478 tests done so far.”
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Two of the new cases are foreigners with the rest being Kenyans aged between 1-year and 84-years. The number of males are 181 with females being 97.
“Out of today’s cases, all, except (2) are Kenyans, 181 are males and 97 females. The youngest is a one (1) year old infant, while the oldest is 84.
“Nairobi is leading with 171 cases, followed by Mombasa with 37, Nakuru, 17, Kiambu 12, Busia 10, Uasin Gishu, 9, Kajiado 4, Migori 3, Kericho, 2, Machakos 2, Nandi, 2, Trans Nzoia, 2, Siaya, (1), Taita Taveta, (1), Kwale, (1), Kisumu, (1), Makueni, (1), Meru, (1), & Vihiga, (1).”
The Ministry of Health through CAS Mercy Mwangangi confirmed 31 patients were discharged bringing the number of recoveries to 1,936.
“Today, we are happy to report that we have discharged 31 patients from our various hospitals, bringing to 1,936 the total number of those who have so far recovered from the disease.”
Four more patients died from the virus bringing the number of fatalities in the country to 141.
“We have lost another 4 patients to the disease, bringing our fatalities to 141. Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the departed.”