Kenya records 96 new COVID-19 cases, 121 recoveries; total cases rise to 36,301


Kenya has recorded 96 new COVID-19 cases today, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 36,301.

According to Health Ministry CAS Mercy Mwangangi, the new cases were detected from 3,270 samples that were tested over the same period.

All the new cases are of Kenyans except four who are foreign nationals.

Dr. Mwangangi further revealed that males account for 70 of today’s cases while 26 are females.

Today, the youngest patient is a 5-year-old child while the oldest is 81 years.

The 96 new cases are distributed in the counties as follows; Nairobi-26, Kisii-10, Busia-8, Mombasa-7, Uasin Gishu-7, Kisumu-7, Machakos-6, Kericho-5, Kilifi-4, Samburu-2, Nakuru-2, Kajiado-2, Kiambu-2, Bomet-1, Embu-1, Kakamega-1, Makueni-1, Meru-1, Trans Nzoia-1, Narok-1 and Taita Taveta-1.

121 patients recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours. According to the Ministry of Health, 97 of the patients were from the Home-Based Care program while 24 were discharged from various hospitals across the country. Total recoveries now stand at 23,364.

Unfortunately, 10 patients have succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, bringing the death toll due to COVID-19 in the country to 634.

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