COVID-19: Kenya deaths cross 800 mark, as 602 more test positive

Kenya has so far confirmed 805 deaths from the coronavirus after eight people died in the last 24 hours – By Gerald Gekara.

In a series of updates posted on the Ministry of Health twitter, 602 people have tested positive for the virus, from a sample size of 5,618. Total cases now at 43,143.

From the cases, 585 are Kenyans and 17 are foreigners. 407 are males and 195 females. The youngest is a one-year old child while the oldest is 93.

Nairobi registered the most cases with (133), Nakuru (47), Uasin Gishu (47), Kilifi (46), Kisumu (46), Mombasa (44), Kericho (32), Kakamega (28), Turkana (25), Kisii (21), Machakos (20), Laikipia (13), Nyandarua (12), Bungoma (12), Kiambu (11), Nandi (10), while Busia (7), and Kajiado had (7) cases each.

Other areas; Baringo (6), Garissa (6), West Pokot (5), Nyamira (5), Makueni (3), while Nyeri, Embu, Siaya, Bomet, and Vihiga recorded (2) cases each.

Lamu, Wajir, Samburu, Narok, Murang’a and Meru each reported (1) patient of the virus.

80 people recovered from the disease, 51 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 29 have been discharged from various hospitals. Total recoveries now stand at 31,508.

Sadly, 8 patients have succumbed to the disease bringing the fatality to 805. Our sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their loved ones.

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