Kenya has recorded an additional 72 more cases of COVID-19 as the numbers in the country soar to 2,093.
The new numbers are reported to have been detected from 2,892 samples tested bringing the total number of samples tested so far to 82,946.
In terms of gender men led with 50 patients as the number of females were 22 who were between the ages of 11-years and 73-years of age.
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“Out of 72 positive cases 50 are males and 22 are females. The youngest is 11 years old, while the oldest is 73 years.”
On a good note, 17 people were discharged from different hospitals bringing the number of recoveries to 499.
“Today, we have discharged 17 patients from our various hospitals. This now brings to 499 the total number of those who have so far recovered from the disease. We thank God and our healthcare workers for this great achievement.”
Two more people succumbed to the virus bringing the number of fatalities in the country to 71 as the Ministry of Health sent their heartfelt condolonses.
“Today we lost another two patients to the coronavirus disease, bringing our total number of fatalities to 71. Our heartfelt condolences to their families and friends.”
Speaking to Kenyans,CAS Rashid Aman said that they are pleased by the high numbers witnessed at various testing centers.
CAS Aman said it is because of them that they are able to zero in on hotspots and prevent the spread of the virus at an earlier stage.
“Since we started the targeted testing activity, the high numbers that have turned up for testing has helped us to identify, & isolate various epicentres, & deploy appropriate containment measures.”