Kenya records zero Covid-19 deaths and 485 new cases.

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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe addressing the press on Covid-19 state in the country (photo-file)
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe addressing the press on Covid-19 state in the country (photo-file)

The Ministry of Health on Wednesday announced 485 people tested positive for COVID-19 from a sample of 5,355 tested in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate is now 9.1%, with total confirmed infections rising to 176,622 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,881,460.

From the confirmed cases, 467 are Kenyans while 18 are foreigners; 277 are males and 208 females.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, in a statement confirmed 312 patients to have recovered from the disease; 219 from the Home Based and Isolation Care program while 93 were discharged from various health facilities countrywide. Total recoveries is 121,206.

CS Kagwe also stated that there are no reported deaths, leaving the cumulative fatalities at 3,428.

The new cases were distributed across various counties namely; Nairobi 119, Homa Bay 68, Siaya 61, Kisumu 48, Mombasa 28, Busia 24, Kakamega 19, Kericho 16, Nakuru 14, Bomet 13, Uasin Gishu 11, Bungoma 10, Vihiga 8, Kisii 7, Machakos 7, Kilifi 5, Nyeri 4, Narok 4, Migori 3, Kajiado 2, Kiambu 2, Kirinyaga 2, Kitui 2, Nyandarua 2, West Pokot 2, Kwale 1, Laikipia 1, Murang’a 1 and Nyamira 1.

By Shammah Bushuru