Health Ministry confirms 559 new Coronavirus cases

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Health CAS Dr. Mercy Mwangangi issuing a Covid-19 press update. Photo/MoH

Kenya has recorded 559 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours from a sample size of 3,074. The total cases in the country are now at 70,804. The cumulative tests done to date are 793,026.

Of the new cases 541 are Kenyans and 18 are foreigners, while in terms of gender, 336  are males and 223  females. The youngest is a one-year-old baby, while the oldest is 82.

478 patients have recovered, 337 from the home-based care programme, while 141 have been discharged  from various hospitals. The total recoveries now stand at 46,244. 18 patients have died,  bringing the    fatality to 1,287.

The distribution of the cases by Counties is as follows; Nairobi 278,  Meru 82,  Kilifi 41,  Mombasa 41  Kiambu 27, Machakos 16, Uasin Gishu 15, Kajiado 9, Isiolo 8, Nyeri 6, Busia 4, Kakamega 4, Tharaka Nithi 4, Garissa 3, Muranga 3 and Mandera 3, Kwale 2, Marsabit 2, Nakuru 2,  Kirinyaga 1, Vihiga 1, Homabay 1, Taita Taveta 1,  West Pokot 1, Tana River 1, Kitui 1, Kisumu 1 and Elgeyo Marakwet 1.