The number of confirmed infections in the country have on Tuesday hiked to 50,833 after 836 new cases were reported.
The new cases were confirmed from a sample size of 4,076 which brings to 666,122 the cumulative tests conducted by the Ministry of Health.
“836 people have tested positive for the virus, from a sample size of 4,076 tested in the last 24 hours. This brings to 50,833 the number of confirmed positive cases in the country. Our cumulative tests are now 666,122.” said MOH.
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In terms of distribution, Nairobi leads with 556 new cases, Uasin Gishu 68, Mombasa 62, Kiambu 32, Nakuru 24, Laikipia 22, Kajiado 12, Machakos 8, Kisumu 7, Murang’a 7, Meru 6, Nandi 5, Trans Nzoia 4, Turkana 4, Elgeyo Marakwet 3, Kisii 3, Baringo 2, Narok 2, Kakamega 2, Wajir 2, Nyandarua 1, Samburu 1, Kilifi 1, Siaya 1 and Homa Bay 1.
At the same time, 403 patients recovered from the disease 250 of whom are from home-based care and the rest from various hospitals. This now brings to 34,832 the number of recoveries in the country.
“403 people have recovered from the disease, 250 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 153 have been discharged from various hospitals. Total recoveries now stand at 34,832.” Said MOH
Sadly, 14 patients succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours rising the number of deaths to 934.
“We have lost 14 patients to the disease bringing the fatality to 934. Our sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their loved ones.” Said MOH