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COVID-19: Total cases rise to 75,193 as 1,048 more test positive

Kenya has recorded 1,048 new COVID-19 cases out of 8,660 samples tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country to 75,193.

The cumulative total number of samples tested since March now stands at 823,700.

From the 1,048 new infections 1018 are Kenyans while 30 are foreigners, 594 are males and 454 are females. The youngest patient is a one-year-old baby while the oldest is a 90-year-old.

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Distribution of the new cases by counties is as follows; Nairobi 408, Kericho 84, Mombasa 80, Kiambu 71, Busia 52, Migori 36, Uasin Gishu 35, Kisumu 25, Machakos 25, Kajiado 23, Siaya 18,Bungoma 15, Nakuru 13, Kakamega 14, Taita Taveta 12, Bomet 11, Makueni 11, Nyeri 11, Kilifi 10, Laikipia 10, Baringo 9, Nandi 9, Kwale 9, Meru 8, Vihiga 6, Murang’a 5, West Pokot 5, Mandera 5, Kitui 5, Kirinyaga 4, Trans Nzoia 3, Embu 3 , Elgeyo Marakwet 2, Narok 2, Tharaka Nithi 2, Garissa 2, Tana River 2, Homabay 1, Turkana 1 and Nyamira 1.

326 patients have recovered from the virus today; 219 were from the Home-Based Care Programs, while 107 were discharged from various hospitals in the country. The total recoveries now stand at 50,984.

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Unfortunately, 19 patients have succumbed to the virus between Thursday and Friday bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 1,349.

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