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Kenya records 277 new COVID-19 cases and 8 deaths

COVID-19 cases in Kenya now stand at 105,057 after 277 patients tested positive for the virus from 4,599 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

Out of the new cases, 221 of them are Kenyans and 56 are foreigners as the cumulative number of tests conducted now stands at 1,282,799.

“Today 277 people have tested positive to the disease, out of a sample size of 4,599 tested in the last 24 hours. The total confirmed positive cases are now 105,057. The cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,282,799. From the cases, 221 are Kenyans while 56 are foreigners.” Said Ministry of Health.

In terms of distribution, Nairobi has 194 cases, Nakuru 18, Kiambu 17, Mombasa 11, Laikipia 8, Kajiado 7, Machakos 6, Uasin Gishu 5, Siaya 2, Makueni 2, Meru 1, Nandi 1, Narok 1, Nyandarua 1, Nyeri 1, Taita Taveta 1 and Kisumu 1.

In the same 24 hours, 119 patients recovered from the virus pushing the number of confirmed recoveries in the country to 86,497. The recoveries comprise 79 home-based patients and 40 patients from various hospitals across the country.

“Today, 119 patients have recovered from the disease, 79 are from the Home-Based and Isolation Care while 40 are from various health facilities. The total recoveries now are 86,497.” Said Ministry of Health.

Unfortunately, 8 patients succumbed to the virus pushing the number of confirmed deaths in the country to 1,847.

“8 patients have succumbed to the disease pushing our cumulative fatality to 1,847. Our sincere condolences to the families and friends of those that have lost their loved ones.” Said Ministry of Health.

Berryl Achieng
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