Kenya as a country has on Saturday confirmed 129 new cases of COVID-19 from 5,091 samples tested in the last 24 hours.
The new cases now bring to 99,898 the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases recorded in the country and 1,153,121 the cumulative number of samples tested so far.
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“129 people have tested positive to the coronavirus disease, out of a sample size of 5,091 tested in the last 24 hours. The total confirmed positive cases are now 99,898. The cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,153,121. 108 are Kenyans & 21 are foreigners.” Said MOH
In terms of distribution of the new cases by counties, Nairobi leads with 81 new cases, Kiambu 8, Mombasa 8, Siaya 7, Nakuru 5, Kajiado 4, Kilifi 4, Uasin Gishu 3, Kitui 3, Turkana 2, Homabay 1, Kisii 1, Machakos 1 and Meru 1.
A total of 70 patients recovered from the disease in the same 24 hours rising the number of recoveries in the country to 82,936. Out of the recoveries, 44 of them are from home-based care and the rest from various hospitals across the country.
“70 patients have recovered from the disease. 44 are from our various facilities while 26 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care. Total recoveries now stand at 82,936.” Said MOH
On a positive note, no fatalities were reported in the last 24 hours leaving the number of COVID-19 deaths in the country at 1,740.