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COVID-19: Kenya records 787 cases and 424 recoveries

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The Ministry of Health in Kenya has on Friday confirmed 787 new cases of COVID-19 from a sample size of 6.892 tested in the last 24 hours.

The new cases which represent a positivity rate of 11.4% now push the cumulative number of samples and recoveries to 195,898 and 2,081,502 respectively.

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Out of the new cases, 750 of them are Kenyans and 37 are foreigners comprising of 425 males and 362 females. In terms of age difference, the youngest is 1-day and the oldest 97 years.

Distribution of the new cases is as follows; Nairobi 336 cases, Mombasa 60, Kiambu 59, Kilifi 36, Nandi 36, Nakuru 32, Uasin Gishu 29, Siaya 25, Machakos 24, Busia 20, Kajiado 16, Murang’a 15, Kericho 10, Garissa 10, Bungoma 8, Kakamega 7, Nyandarua 7, Embu 6, Kirinyaga 5, Kisumu 5, Homa Bay 5, Vihiga 5, Kisii 4, Kitui 4, Bomet 3, Meru 3, Makueni 3, Baringo 2, Isiolo 2, Laikipia 2, Narok 2, Nyeri 1, Taita Taveta 1, Kwale 1 and Trans Nzoia 1.

On a positive note, 424 patients have recovered from the virus pushing the cumulative number of recoveries to 184,885. Out of the recoveries, 293 of them are from home-based care and 131 from various health facilities in the country.

Sadly, 12 patients have succumbed to the virus pushing the cumulative number of COVID-19 deaths in the country to 3,838 as confirmed by the Ministry of Health.

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