Kenya’s Covid-19 Cases Hit 10k Mark, as 379 people test positive

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Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe.
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NAIROBI – Kenya’s ministry of health on Sunday confirmed 379 new COVID-19 cases raising to 10,105, the number of coronavirus infections reported since March.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe in a statement noted that the new cases were diagnosed from 7,050 samples tested within a period of 24 hours.

“Out of the positive cases, 376 are Kenyans while 3 are foreigners, with 253 being males, and 126 of them female,” CS Kagwe said.

According to the CS, 49 more patients were discharged after recovering from the virus, bringing the number of recoveries to 2,881. However, he revealed that one more patient had succumbed to the virus pushing the death toll to 185. This represents a drop in case fatality to 1.8 per cent.

Nairobi accounted for 209 of the new cases while Kiambu reported 49. Busia reported 38 cases, Migori 19, Mombasa 16 and Kajiado 12.

Other cases reported included 8 from Uasin Gishu, 6 from Lamu, Machakos and Nakuru while five each were from Narok, Wajir and Kisumu.

Garissa, Isiolo, Kericho, Nyamira and Nyeri had two cases each while Trans Nzoia counties recorded a case each.

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