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COVID-19: Cases pass 80,000 mark as 10 patients die

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The Ministry of Health on Thursday, November 26 announced 780 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the national caseload to 80,102.

According to the ministry, the 780 cases were detected from the 6,158 samples that were tested between Wednesday and Thursday. The cumulative samples that have tested so far since the country recorded its first case in March is 861,102.

From the new cases, 754 are Kenyans while 26 are foreigners. The males consist of the lion’s share of infections-460, against 320 females.

A one-year-old child is the youngest patient today while the oldest is 94.

The cases are distributed across 34 counties as follows; Nairobi 273, Kiambu 93, Mombasa 86, Busia 85, Nakuru 40, Turkana 32, Uasin Gishu 20, Kilifi 16, Meru 13, Kajiado 13, Kericho 13, Kisumu  11, Nandi 10, Taita Taveta 9, Murang’a 8, Laikipia 8, Nyeri 8, Bomet 7, Trans Nzoia 7, Kwale 4, Makueni 4, Machakos 3, Embu 3, Homa Bay 2, Elgeyo Marakwet 2, Tana River 2, Samburu 1, Baringo 1, Garissa 1, Nyamira 1, Marsabit 1, Kitui 1, Isiolo 1 and Siaya 1.

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On a positive note, the Ministry has announced 552 new recoveries; 468 were from the Home-Based Care Program, while 84 were discharged from various hospitals.

COVID-19 death toll has climbed to 1,427 after 10 patients lost their lives.

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