218 new Covid-19 cases confirmed by the Health Ministry

Frontline Covid-19 health workers. Photo/ courtesy
Frontline Covid-19 health workers. Photo/ courtesy

Kenya has recorded 218 new Coronavirus cases of Covid-19, raising the country’s total to 37,707. In a statement on Friday, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said the cases were picked from 5,424 samples with cumulative tests conducted so far being 532,729.

Of the new cases, all except eight are Kenyans while 159 are males and 59 are females. The youngest is a 1-year-old child and the oldest is 78-years-old. The fatalities have risen to 682 after 13 more patients succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours. However, the recoveries have risen to 24,504 after 170 patients recovered within the last day. 91 of these were discharged from different hospitals and 79 under the home based care program.

In the Counties, Nairobi has 68 cases followed by Kisii with 28 new cases. The distribution in other Counties is as follows; Mombasa (21), Kisumu (19), Kiambu (13), Kajiado (11), Busia (10), Machakos (8), Tharaka Nithi (6),Garissa (6), Taita Taveta (5), Nakuru (4), Uasin Gishu (3), Narok (2), Laikipia (2), Kakamega (2), Kericho (2) and Homa Bay (1).