COVID-19: 15 more die as Kenya tally spikes to 27,425

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Ministry of Health CAS Dr. Mercy Mwangangi | PHOTO COURTESY

497 new cases of the coronavirus have been recorded in the last 24 hours. Total cases in the county now stand at 27,425 – By Gerald Gekara.

Ministry of Health CAS Dr. Mercy Mwangangi confirmed the new statistics, further pushing Kenya’s total samples tested to 362,501.

In the new tally, 467 of the new cases are Kenyan nationals with only 30 are foreigners.

In terms of gender distribution, 312 were males and 185 female aged between 6-months and 80-years-old.

Nairobi led with (236) new cases, Kiambu (45), Kajiado (26), Mombasa (19), Machakos (19), Laikipia (18), Trans Nzoia (17), Kisumu (17), Murang’a, and Nandi (11) each, Nyeri and Busia (8) cases each, while Bomet reported (7) cases.

Nyamira, Uasin Gishu, Kericho, West Pokot, and Kilifi reported (5) cases each while Garissa, Kirinyaga,Kirinyaga, Kisii, Meru and Wajir reported (3) cases each. Nakuru, Embu, Kakamega, Kwale and Turkana reported (2) cases each.

372 more people were confirmed to have recovered; with 315 being of them coming from the Home-care system. Total recoveries have so far hit 13,867.

CAS Mwangangi announced 15 more people had succumbed to the coronavirus, further pushing the country’s total number of fatalities to 438.

CAS Dr. Mwangangi further urged Nairobi County government to step up in addressing the COVID-19 situation, due to the sky rocketing cases.

“It is evidently clear that Nairobi has now been identified as an epi-center of the pandemic and therefore there is urgent need to address the capacity of health services, to handle the increasing numbers,” CAS. Dr. Mercy Mwangagi