Kenya’s Coronavirus cases reach 75,193 with 1,048 new cases confirmed

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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe. Photo/MoH

1,048 people have tested positive for Covid-19 over the last 24 hours, taking Kenya’s total cases to 75,193. The new cases were picked from a sample size of 8,660, with cumulative tests conducted now at 823,700. The Ministry of Health on Friday confirmed that 1,018 of the new cases are Kenyans and 30 are foreigners, 594 are male while 454 are female, with the youngest being a 1-year-old child while the oldest is 90 years old.

The total recoveries have reached 50,984 after 326 patients recovered from the disease, 219 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 107 have been discharged from various hospitals. 19 patients have succumbed to the virus, taking the fatalities to 1,349.

Distribution of the cases by counties is as follows: Nairobi 408, Kericho 84, Mombasa 80, Kiambu 71, Busia 52, Migori 36, Uasin Gishu 35, Kisumu 25, Machakos 25, Kajiado 23, Siaya 18,Bungoma 15, Nakuru 13, Kakamega 14, Taita Taveta 12, Bomet 11, Makueni 11, Nyeri 11, Kilifi 10, Laikipia 10, Baringo 9, Nandi 9, Kwale 9, Meru 8, Vihiga 6, Murang’a 5, West Pokot 5, Mandera 5, Kitui 5, Kirinyaga 4, Trans Nzoia 3, Embu 3 , Elgeyo Marakwet 2, Narok 2, Tharaka Nithi 2, Garissa 2, Tana River 2, Homabay 1, Turkana 1 and Nyamira 1.