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176 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 35,989.
According to the Ministry of Health, the 176 cases were detected from the 4,115 samples that were tested over the same period. The cumulative tests so far are 494,560.
All of the new cases are of Kenyans except five who are foreign nationals. The males account for 132 of the cases while females are 44. The youngest patient today is a three-month old infant, while the oldest is 78 years.
Distribution of new cases in counties
The cases are distributed in the counties as follows; Nairobi-32, Nakuru-29, Mombasa-22, Kajiado-14, Kisii-9, Kiambu-7, Garissa-6, Nyeri-6, Migori-6, Kisumu-6, Vihiga-6, Uasin Gishu-5, Kwale-5, Meru-5, Narok-3, Kericho-2, Nyandarua-2, Busia-2, Kitui-2, Murang’a-1, Homa Bay-1, Kilifi-1, Laikipia-1, Embu-1, Machakos-1, and Baringo-1.
329 COVID-19 patients have recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries in the country to 22,771. According to the ministry, 43 were from the Home-Based Care Program while 286 were discharged from various hospitals across the country.
On sad note, three patients have succumbed to the virus, raising death toll due to COVID-19 to 619.