The Ministry of Health has on Monday confirmed 559 new cases of COVID-19 in the country from 3,074 samples tested.
Reporting from Afya House, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe confirmed that the cumulative number of confirmed cases now stand at 70,804.The cumulative number of samples tested so far now stand at 793,023.
In terms of gender, 336 of the new cases are male with the number of females being 223. The youngest is 1-year and the oldest 82-years of age.
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Nairobi leads in terms of distribution with 278 cases, Meru 82, Kilifi 41, Mombasa 41 Kiambu 27, Machakos 16, Uasin Gishu 15, Kajiado 9, Isiolo 8, Nyeri 6, Busia 4, Kakamega 4, Tharaka Nithi 4, Garissa 3, Muranga 3, Mandera 3, Kwale 2, Marsabit 2, Nakuru 2, Kirinyaga 1, Vihiga 1, Homabay 1, Taita Taveta 1, West Pokot 1, Tana River 1, Kitui 1, Kisumu 1 and Elgeyo Marakwet 1.
At the same time, 478 patients recovered from the diseased out of which 337 of them are from home-based care and 141 from various hospitals in the country. This now brings to 46,244 the number of recoveries in the country.
Unfortunately, 18 patients succumbed to the virus bringing to 1,287 the number of fatalities in the country.