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Ministry of Health confirms 345 new COVID-19 cases in Kenya

A total of 345 new cases of COVID-19 have on Tuesday been confirmed in Kenya from 5,550 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

The new cases push the cumulative number of confirmed cases in the country to 106,470 and 1,306,601 the cumulative number of samples so far tested.

“Today 345 people have tested positive to the coronavirus disease, out of a sample size of 5,550 tested in the last 24 hours. The total confirmed positive cases are now 106,470. The cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,306,601.” Said Ministry of Health.

In terms of distribution of the new cases, Nairobi has 198 cases, Kiambu 44, Nakuru 20, Mombasa 12, Kisumu 10, Kajiado 9, Machakos 8, Nyandarua 7, Nyeri 5, Laikipia 5, Murang’a 4, Busia 3, Garissa 3, Uasin Gishu 3, Embu 2, Kilifi 2, Meru 2, Narok 2, Siaya 2, Bungoma 1, Kisii 1, Makueni 1 and Nandi 1.

At the same time 145 patients recovered from the virus pushing the cumulative number of recoveries in the country to 86,860. Out of recoveries, 121 of them are from home-based care and 22 are from various hospitals across the country.

“143 patients have recovered from the disease, 121 from the Home Based and Isolation Care, while 22 are from various health facilities bringing the total recoveries now stand at 86,860.” Said MOH

Unfortunately, 4 patients have succumbed to the virus rising the cumulative number of COVID-19 deaths in the country to 1,863.

“4 patients have succumbed to the disease pushing our cumulative fatalities to 1,863. Our sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their loved ones.” Said Ministry of Health.

Berryl Achieng
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