Wednesday, June 23, 2021

COVID-19: 21 more patients die for the second day in a row

Kenya has once again recorded 21 deaths on Friday for the second day in a row as the cumulative number of deaths hits 1,093.

“Sadly, we have lost 21 patients to the disease bringing the fatality to 1,093. Our sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their loved ones.” said Ministry of Health.

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At the same time, the number of confirmed cases rose to 60,704 after 1,109 people tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours.

The new cases which comprise of 1,073 Kenyans and 36 foreigners were found from 7,153 samples tested. The number of cumulative tests now stand at 730,363.

“1,109 people have tested positive for the virus, from a sample size of 7,153 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing to 60,704 the number of confirmed positive cases in the country. Our cumulative tests are now 730,363. From the cases 1073 are Kenyans and 36 are foreigners.” said Ministry of Health.

Distribution of the new cases is as follows; Nairobi 347, Mombasa 198, Nakuru 73, Uasin Gishu 69, Meru 63, Kiambu 40, Kisumu 36, Nyeri 29, Kilifi 28, Kakamega 25, Trans Nzoia 23, Kajiado 20, Turkana 20, Machakos 17, Busia 15, Laikipia 14, Bungoma 12, Garissa 11, Kisii 11, Siaya 10, Kitui 7, Kwale 7, Nandi 6, Tharaka Nithi 6, Kericho 4, Murang’a 4, Mandera 3, Baringo 3, Embu 2, Bomet 1, Makueni 1, Isiolo 1, Kirinyaga 1, Taita Taveta 1 and Nyamira 1.

A total of 938 patients recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours bringing to 40,131 the number of confirmed recoveries. 856 of them are from home-based care and the rest from various hospitals across the country.

938 patients have recovered from the disease, 856 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 82 have been discharged from various hospitals. Total recoveries now stand at 40,131.” said MOH

Berryl Achieng
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