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93-year-old among the 394 new Covid cases

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A 93-year-old is among the 394 new coronavirus cases announced today.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the country’s positivity rate is 6.8 per cent, judging from the 5,752 tests conducted over a 24-hour period.

The youngest is a two-year-old and the new cases bring the caseload to 92,853.

Cumulatively, the country has conducted 984,435 tests. The total number of deaths rose to 1,614 after 10 more patents succumbed to the disease.

CS Kagwe said that there are 810 patients currently admitted in various hospitals across the country. Another, 6,172 patients are on the home-based care programme.

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Over the same period, 424 patients have recovered from the disease. The total number of recoveries is now 74,403.

Nairobi leads with 167, Mombasa 59, Taita Taveta 32, Kwale 21, Kilifi 20, Nyeri 13, Kiambu 12, Nandi 7, Kakamega 7, Siaya 6, Kajiado 6, Bungoma 6, Nakuru 5, Meru 5, Nyamira 5.

Migori 5, Kisii 4, Kisumu 3, Turkana 2, Murang’a 2, Machakos 2, Narok, Mandera, Vihiga, Homabay and Lamu recorded single cases each.

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