Covid-19: 727 people test positive for the virus

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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe. Photo/MoH

Covid-19 cases in Kenya have risen to 25,138 in the last 24 hours. Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced 727 new cases, out of a sample size of 6,814. Of the new cases, 538 are males while 188 are females, 711 are Kenyans and 16 are foreigners. CS Kagwe once again raised concerns, given that the number of men getting infected in Kenya is still very high, compared to women. He attributed this to a careless way of living taken up by men, who don’t follow the laid down Covid-19 infection prevention guidelines, “This is a virus, and you will die.”

Total recoveries have risen to 11,118 after 674 patients recovered and were discharged in the last 24 hours. Of these, 549 were discharged from hospitals while 125 recovered from home under the home based care program. However, 14 patients have died, taking fatalities up to 413, “That’s a huge number,” he said.

With Nairobi once again leading in new cases, with 393, he urged those living in the city County to avoid any unnecessary travel upcountry. He was speaking in Kisii County where he had gone to inspect the level of Covid-19 preparedness. He is expected to visit other Counties in the Western region accompanied by other Ministry of Health officials.