Kenya has on Thursday confirmed 602 new cases of COVID-19 through the Ministry of Health bringing to 43,143 the number of confirmed cases.
The new cases are reported from 5,618 samples tested rising the number of samples tested so far to 607,241.
“Today 602 people have tested positive for the virus, from a sample size of 5,618 tested in the last 24 hours. This brings to 43,143 the number of confirmed positive cases in the country. Our cumulative tests are now 607,241.” Said MOH.
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Out of the new cases, only 585 of them are Kenyans with the rest being foreigners comprising of 407 males and 195 females. In terms of age distribution, the youngest is 1-year and the oldest 93-years.
“Distribution of the cases by Counties is as follows; Nairobi 133, Nakuru 47, Uasin Gishu 47, Kilifi 46, Kisumu 46, Mombasa 44, Kericho 32, Kakamega 28, Turkana 25, Kisii 21, Machakos 20, Laikipia 13, Nyandarua 12, Bungoma 12, Kiambu 11, Nandi 10, Busia 7, Kajiado 7, Baringo 6, Garissa 6, West Pokot 5, Nyamira 5, Makueni 3, Nyeri 2, Embu 2, Siaya 2, Bomet 2, Vihiga 2, Lamu 1, Wajir 1, Samburu 1, Narok 1, Murang’a 1 and Meru 1.” Said MOH
At the same time, a total of 80 patients have recovered from the disease leading to 31, 508 the cumulative number of recoveries in the country.
Unfortunately, 8 more patients died from the virus in the last 24 hours rising the number of fatalities in the country to 805.
“80 people have recovered from the disease, 51 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 29 have been discharged from various hospitals. Total recoveries now stand at 31,508.
Sadly, 8 patients have succumbed to the disease bringing the fatality to 805. Our sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their loved ones.” Said MOH