8 More die in new COVID-19 numbers, as Kenya records 104 new cases

Dr. Rashid Aman

Kenya recorded 104 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, with 8 new deaths pushing Kenya’s fatalities to 607.

The cumulative number of positive cases now stand at 35,460 out of 481,982 cumulative tests.

Out of the 104 new cases recorded, 101 are Kenyans while 3 are foreigners.

While addressing the media, Health CAS Dr Rashid Aman said the youngest of the cases was a one-year-old infant while the oldest was a 75-year-old.

Nairobi recorded the most cases with (18), Mombasa (16), Kisumu (13), Embu (11), Laikipia (11), Murang’a (6), Narok (4), Kericho (4), Kiambu, Nakuru, Meru, and Machakos reported (3) cases, while Taita Taveta, Uasin Gishu recorded (2) cases each. Bomet, Kajiado, Kwale, Lamu and Vihiga recorded (1) case each.

Kenya has also recorded 74 recoveries. 41 of them being from home-based care while 33 were from various health facilities.

This further pushes Kenya’s cumulative recovery tally in the country to 21,557.

Unfortunately, eight deaths have been recorded bring the cumulative number of fatalities to 607.

CAS Aman while concluding the presser extended his appreciation to the Egyptian government for the 7000 personal protective equipment they donated to the country.

“The PPEs will go a long way in assisting our health care workers to carry out their work of saving lives, while at the same time making sure they stay safe,” he said.

On her part, Nelly Elorabi from the Egyptian Embassy said that the donation was a gift token of excellent bilateral relations between Kenya and Egypt.