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Kenya records 159 new COVID-19 cases and 2 deaths

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Kenya has on Saturday confirmed 159 new cases of COVID-19 pushing the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 251,057.

The new cases which represent a positivity rate of 3.9% comprises of 147 Kenyans and 12 foreigners with the youngest being four months and the oldest being 103 years.

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In terms of gender, 81 of the new cases are females and 78 are males. Cumulative number of samples so far tested now stand at 2,602,818.

Distribution of the new cases is as follows; Nairobi 28, Meru 17, Turkana 12, Makueni 11, Bungoma 10, Mombasa 8, Nakuru 7, Kiambu 6, Kitui 6, Busia 5, Kericho 5, Isiolo 5, Kirinyaga 4, Uasin Gishu 4, Baringo  3, Bomet 3, Garissa 3, Kajiado 3, Machakos 2, Nyandarua 2, Marsabit 2, Migori 1, Narok 1, Nyeri 1, Siaya 1, Wajir 1 and West Pokot 1, Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Embu 1, Homa Bay 1, Kilifi 1, Kisumu 1, Laikipia 1 and Tharaka Nithi 1. 

In the same 24 hours, 181 patients have recovered to the virus pushing the cumulative number of recoveries in the country to 243,772. Out of the recoveries, 117 of them are from home-based care and 64 are from various health facilities across the country.

Unfortunately, two patients have succumbed from the virus pushing the cumulative number of deaths in the country to 5,181.

Berryl Achieng
Kenyan news interests me a lot but I also keep tabs on other news making headlines in Africa and around the world.

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