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COVID-19: Kenya records 961 new cases and 10 fatalities

The Ministry of Health in Kenya has on Wednesday confirmed 961 new cases of coronavirus from 7,780 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

The new cases now bring the cumulative number of confirmed cases to 85,130 and the cumulative number of samples tested to 901,426.

“961 people have tested positive for the virus, from a sample size of 7,780 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing to 85,130 the number of confirmed positive cases in the country. The cumulative tests are now 901,426. From the cases 944 are Kenyans while 17 are foreigners.” said Ministry of Health.

Distribution of the new cases by counties is as follows; Nairobi 203, Nakuru 118, Kilifi 83, Kirinyaga 71, Kericho 57, Uasin Gishu 52, Mombasa 41, Embu 41, Busia 40, Nyandarua 24, Kiambu 23, Kisumu 22, Isiolo 21, Nyeri 18, Nandi 16, Murang’a 14, Homa Bay 13, Kakamega 12, Nyamira 9, Turkana 8, Kajiado 7, Kwale 7, Trans Nzoia 7, Samburu 6, Vihiga 6, Siaya 6, Baringo 5, Taita Taveta 5, Kisii 5, Machakos 4, West Pokot 4, Meru 2, Mandera 2, Laikipia 2, Elgeyo Marakwet 2, Bomet 1, Garissa 1, Bungoma 1, Marsabit 1 and Kitui 1.

At the same time, 854 patients recovered from the disease out of which 686 are from home-based care and the rest from various hospitals across the country. This now bring the number of confirmed recoveries to 56,464.

“854 patients have recovered from the disease, 686 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 168 have been discharged from various hospitals. The total recoveries now stand at 56,464.” said MOH

Sadly, 10 more patients passed away from the virus rising the number of fatalities in the country to 1,484.

“10 patients have succumbed to the disease bringing the fatality to 1,484. Our sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their loved ones.” said MOH

Berryl Achieng
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