Covid-19: 616 new cases confirmed as 12 patients succumb to the virus

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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe. Photo/MoH

Kenya has recorded 616 new cases of Coronavirus, taking the total positive cases to 44,196. In a statement, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said 5,512 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.

However, 12 people succumbed to the virus, taking the fatalities to 825. The recoveries have risen to 31,752 after 104 patients recovered, 83 from the home based care and 21 from hospitals.

Of the new cases, 594 are Kenyans and 22 are foreigners, while 391 are males and 225 females. The youngest is an 8-month old infant while the oldest is 86 years.

Distribution of the cases by Counties is as follows; Nairobi 121, Nakuru 110, Uasin Gishu 74, Mombasa 55, Kakamega 32, Kericho 29, Kisumu 26, Bungoma 21, Garissa 20, Turkana 16, Kiambu 13, Homa Bay 10, Kajiado 10, Kisii 10, Laikipia 9, Busia 8, Isiolo 6, West Pokot 6, Murang’a 6.

Bomet 5, Meru 4, Narok 4, Embu 3, Baringo 3, Nyeri 2, Kwale 2, Machakos 2,  Makueni 2, Siaya 2, Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Wajir 1, Nandi 1, Kirinyaga 1, and Trans Nzoia 1.