COVID-19: Kenya reports 263 new cases, 98 discharges in new tally


The Ministry of Health has confirmed 263 new cases of the Covid-19 virus in the last 24 hours. Kenya’s total now stands at 34,067.

In a statement to newsrooms, confirmed the cases were sourced from 4,424 samples tested over the same period. This raises Kenya’s total samples tested to 450,146.

In terms of counties Nairobi leads with (81) cases, Kiambu (26), Embu (20), Makueni (18), Nakuru (15), Nyeri (13), Taita Taveta (10), Busia (10), Mombasa (9), Garissa (8), Kajiado (7), Kisii (6), Kitui (6), Tana River (5).

Migori reported (4) cases, while Machakos, Lamu, and Narok had (3) cases each. Kisumu, Baringo, Bomet, Laikipia, Meru, and Murang’a had (2) cases, with Siaya, Vihiga, Isiolo, and Kilifi each recording (1) case.

In terms of gender, 180 of the new cases are male, while 83 are female. The youngest case is a one-year-old infant and the oldest is aged 83 years.

98 patients were discharged from hospital bringing the total recoveries to 19,688.

However, two more patients succumbed to the disease, further increasing the death toll to 574.