Kericho County is the latest county to record its first ever coronavirus case as the numbers of confirmed cases in the country rose to 1,888.
“Kericho becomes the latest County to record a case, bringing the tally of counties affected so far to 33.”
In the latest coronavirus updates in Kenya, 143 new cases were confirmed from 2,959 samples collected and tested in the last 24 hours bringing the total number of samples tested to 76,962.
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“Today we have tested 2,959 samples. Out of this, 143 have tested positive. The total case load in the country is 1,888 from 76,962 samples tested.”
All the 143 new cases are Kenyans as CAS Rashid Aman confirmed they comprised of 110 males and 33 females aged between 1-month and 88-years of age.
Nairobi had 86 cases, Mombasa with 25, Uasin Gishu 11, Kiambu 6, Busia 3, Kwale 3, Migori 3 as Kajiado, Garissa, Kisii, Isiolo, Kericho and Makueni had a case each.
On Saturday, a total of 26 patients were discharged raising the number of those who have recovered from the pandemic to 464.
“We are glad to announce that today we have discharged 26 patients from various hospitals, who have fully recovered from COVID-19. This now brings our total tally to 464.”
Sadly, one patients passed away due to the virus.The deceased was 59-year-old patient who raised the number of fatalities to 63.
“Sadly, we have lost one male patient aged 59 years to Coronavirus, bringing the total number of fatalities to 63. Our heartfelt condolences go to his family and friends.” Dr. Rashid Aman, CAS Health.
Kenyans were thanked for understanding the measures imposed by the government in order to minimize transmission in the country.
Some of the measures include curfew and cessation of movement in and out of hotspots such as Mombasa and Nairobi.
“We appreciate our people for being calm and understanding during this time when the containment restrictions have disrupted our everyday social and economic lifestyles that we have been accustomed to.”