Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has on Saturday noted how young people in the country are succumbing to COVID-19.
He was speaking as he confirmed 23 new coronavirus cases in the country as he called on young people to refrain from socializing at this time.
Also confirmed by the Health CS was 727 new positive cases bringing the accumulative number of confirmed cases in the country to 21,363.
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The new cases were from a sample of 6,371 bringing to 310,330 the total number of samples tested so far.
Out of the 727 cases, 696 are Kenyans and 31 being foreigners between the age of 1-year and 92-years.
“727 people are the latest to test positive for Covid-19 from a sample of 6,371 tested in the last 24 hrs. 696 are Kenyans while 31 are foreigners.
Total positive cases in the Country stands at 21,363 & Cumulative tests 310,330.The youngest to get infected with Covid-19 is a 1-year-old infant & the oldest is 92 years old.
Unfortunately, we have recorded the highest deaths of 23 cases since the virus was first reported in the Country bringing the country’s fatality to 364.”
At the same time, 254 patients recovered from the virus, 88 of them being from home-based care and 166 from various hospitals.
“On a positive note, 254 patients recovered from Covid-19 ; 166 were receiving treatment from various hospitals while 88 were from home based care program bringing our recoveries to 8, 419.”