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Kenya records 16 COVID-19 deaths and 1,698 new cases

Kenya’s positivity rate dropped to 14.9% as 1,698 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed from 11,352 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

The new cases now push the cumulative number of cases and samples so far tested to 143,063 and 1,542,088 respectively as confirmed by the Ministry of Health.

Distribution of the new cases by counties is as follows; Nairobi 788, Kiambu 121, Nakuru 81, Mombasa 73, Uasin Gishu 65, Turkana 46, Kisumu 43, Kitui, 41, Nyeri 39, Machakos 37, Meru 35, Bomet 30, Nyamira 30, Bungoma 28, Kajiado 28, Garissa 24, Busia 23, Kilifi 20, Trans Nzoia 19, Murang’a 14, Kericho 13, Nandi 13, Migori 12, Nyandarua 11, Laikipia 10, Siaya 9, Isiolo 7, Kakamega 6, Taita Taveta 6, Vihiga 5, Makueni 3, West Pokot 3, Homa bay 2, Kwale 2, Tharaka Nithi 2, Kirinyaga 1 and Baringo 1.

On a positive note, 456 patients recovered from the virus, 267 of them coming from home-based care and 189 from various hospitals across the country. Number of recoveries now stand at 97,650.

“456 patients have recovered from the disease, 267 from Home Based & Isolation Care, & 189 are from various health facilities. Total recoveries now stand at 97,650.

Sadly, 16 patients have succumbed to the disease, one of the deaths happening in the last 24 hours, one in the last one month and 14 of them being late death reports. The cumulative number of deaths now stand at 2,292.

“16 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours. One occurred in the last 24 hours, one within the last one month & 14 are late death reports from facility record audits. Cumulative fatalities are now at 2,292.” Said Ministry of Health.

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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