Covid-19: 23 deaths recorded in 24 hours as 727 test positive

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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe. Photo/MoH

Kenya has recorded the highest number of deaths from the Coronavirus since the first case was recorded in March, with 23 patients succumbing to the disease in the past 24 hours. The total fatalities have now risen to 364. Speaking at JKIA on Saturday, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced 727 new Covid-19 cases, out of 6,371 tested samples.

The total cases have now risen to 21,363. 696 are Kenyans while 31 are foreigners. 465 are males while 262 are females. Kenya has also recorded 254 recoveries within the last day, with 88 from Home Based Care and 166 from various hospitals. The total recoveries are now 8,419.

Nairobi continues the trend of recording highest tally of new cases with 470, Kiambu County has 64 cases, Kajiado County has 25 cases. Kirinyaga County has 20 cases, Mombasa has 16 cases, Migori has 15, Busia has 13 cases, Machakos has 12 cases, Laikipia County has 11 cases.

Nakuru County has 9 cases, Murang’a 9 cases, Kisumu 9 cases. Nyeri has 7 cases, Siaya has 7 cases. Nyandarua, Naroka and Uasin Gishu have 5 cases each. Isiolo has 4 cases, Nandi has 4 cases, Garissa has 3 cases. Bomet County, Meru County, Vihiga County and Homabay County have 2 cases each. Kilifi, Bungoma, Kisii, Trans Nzoia, Kwale Counties have 1 case each. Samburu is also the latest County to record a case, with 46 Counties now affected.