Kenya COVID-19 infection rate still low, as deaths rise to 622

Kenya has confirmed 188 new Covid-19 infections in the last 24 hours. This raises Kenya’s caseload to 36,157.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced the cases were drawn from 3,092 samples that had been tested in 24 hours, pushing Kenya’s total samples tested to 497,652.

In terms of distribution, 149 of the new cases are male, while 39 are female. The youngest being a 2-year-old infant and the oldest; a 78-year-old.

296 patients were also discharged over the same period. This brings the total number of recoveries to 23,067.

According to the Health Ministry, 28 of the recovered patients are from the home-based care program while 268 are from hospitals across the country. 

However, the death toll from the virus has escalated to 622, after 3 patients succumbed.

In the world, Coronavirus cases stand at 29,015,690. So far, over 925,000 people have died.

Global recoveries from the deadly scourge stand at 20,890,689.