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COVID-19: Number of deaths rise as 12 more succumb

Kenya has on Saturday confirmed 12 more COVID-19 deaths rising the number of fatalities in the country to 825.

Confirming the latest COVID-19 news was the Ministry of Health who reported 616 new cases of the virus from 5,512 samples tested.

This brings to 44,196 the number of confirmed cases and 617,064 the number of samples so fat tested.

“Today 616 people have tested positive for the virus, from a sample size of 5,512 tested in the last 24 hours. This brings to 44,196 the number of confirmed positive cases in the country. Our cumulative tests are now 617,064.” said MOH.

From the new cases, 594 of them are Kenyans with the rest being foreigners comprising of 391 males and 225 females. In terms of age distribution, the youngest is 8-months and the oldest 86-years.

“Distribution of the cases by Counties is as follows; Nairobi 121, Nakuru 110, Uasin Gishu 74, Mombasa 55, Kakamega 32, Kericho 29, Kisumu 26, Bungoma 21, Garissa 20, Turkana 16, Kiambu 13, Homa Bay 10, Kajiado 10, Kisii 10, Laikipia 9, Busia 8, Isiolo 6, West Pokot 6, Murang’a 6, Bomet 5, Meru 4, Narok 4, Embu 3, Baringo 3, Nyeri 2, Kwale 2, Machakos 2,  Makueni 2, Siaya 2, Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Wajir 1, Nandi 1, Kirinyaga 1, and Trans Nzoia 1.” Said MOH.

In the same 24-hours, 104 patients are confirmed to have recovered from the virus. 83 of the patients are from home-based care and 21 from various hospitals in the country.

“Today, 104 people have recovered from the disease, 83 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 21 have been discharged from various hospitals. Total recoveries now stand at 31,752.” Said MOH

COVID-19: Number of deaths rise as 12 more succumb
Berryl Achieng
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