Kenya has on Sunday confirmed 259 new cases of coronavirus bringing the total of confirmed cases in the country to 6,070.
The new cases are from 2,718 samples bringing the accumulative number of samples tested so far to 165,196.
“Today, we have tested 2,718 samples, out of which, 259 people have tested positive for the virus. The cumulative number of tests conducted so far is now 165,196, and the total case load in the country is 6,070.”
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All the new cases are Kenyans except three who are foreigner with 159 of them being male and 100 females. In terms of age, they were between 8-months and 92-years.
“All the positive cases are Kenyans, except three (3) who are foreigners, with 159 being males and 100 females. The youngest is an 8 month old infant and the oldest is 92 years.”
The 259 positive cases are distributed in counties of Nairobi, 127 cases, Mombasa, 39, Kiambu, 22, Machakos, 16, Busia 11, Makueni, (9), Nakuru, (9), Uasin Gishu, (9), Kilifi, (5), Kajiado, (3), Kisumu, (2), Lamu, (2) Garissa (2), Marsabit, (2), & Kwale, (1) case.
Lamu was the latest county to join the list recording two cases bringing the total of touched counties to 41.
In the last 24-hours, 35 patients have been discharged bringing the total number of recovered patients in the country to 1,971.
At the same time two more patients succumbed to the virus raising the number of fatalities to 143.
“We are happy to report that we have discharged 35 patients from various hospitals, bringing the tally of recoveries to 1,971.
On a sad note we lost (2) more patients to the disease, bringing the total number of those who have succumbed to 143. Our thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved relatives and friends during this difficult time.”