Kenya records 602 new Covid-19 cases as infection rate remains high

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

Kenya has confirmed 602 new cases of Covid-19 from a sample size of 5,618 tested in the past 24 hours. The total confirmed cases are now at 43,143. The increased number of positive cases has increased worries and concern that Kenya is nearing a second wave of infections.

The cumulative tests conducted are now 607,241. Of the new cases, 585 are Kenyans while 17 are foreigners, with 407 being males and 195 females. The youngest is a 1-year-old child and the oldest is 93-years-old. The recoveries now stand at 31,508 after 80 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours, with 51 discharged from home based care and 29 discharged from hospitals. 8 patients have succumbed to the virus, taking the fatalities to 805.

Distribution of the cases in the Counties is as follows; Nairobi 133, Nakuru 47, Uasin Gishu  47, Kilifi 46, Kisumu 46, Mombasa 44, Kericho  32, Kakamega 28, Turkana 25, Kisii  21,  Machakos 20.

Laikipia 13,  Nvandarua 12,  Bungoma 12,  Kiambu 11, Nandi 10, Busia 7, Kajiado 7,  Baringo 6, Garissa 6, West Pokot  5, Nyamira, Makueni 3, Nyeri 2, Embu 2, Siaya 2, Vihiga  2, Lamu, Wajir, Samburu, Narok, Murang’a and Meru have one each.