COVID-19: 10 fatalities recorded as cases hit 36,301

Written By: Muraya Kamunde
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COVID-19: Kenya records 139 new cases, 198 recoveries and 9 fatalities
File Photo: Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi

The Ministry of Health on Tuesday announced 96 new cases in the last 24 hours raising the country’s COVID-19 figures to 36,301.

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The new cases were derived from  3,270 samples and comprised of 92 Kenyans and 4 foreigners. Men continued to dominate positive case numbers with 70 of those diagnosed with Covid-19 being males while 26 are women.

The youngest to contract the disease is a five-year-old while the oldest is 81.

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At the same time, 121 patients have recovered from the disease with 97 drawn from the Home- Based Care Programme while 24 were discharged from various hospitals bringing the total number of recoveries in the country to 23,364.

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The ten deaths reported on Tuesday brought the total fatalities in the country to 634.

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Nairobi County continues to lead with 26 cases,Kisii 10, Busia 8, Mombasa 7, Uasin Gishu 7, Kisumu 7, Machakos 6, Kericho 5, Kilifi 4, Samburu 2, Nakuru 2, Kiajiad0 2, Kiambu 2, Bomet 1, Embu 1, Kakamega 1, Makueni 1, Meru 1, Trans Nzoa 1, Narok 1, and Taita Taveta 1.

While issuing the country’s COVID-19 status, Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr. Mercy Mwangangi refuted claims of a second wave of virus infection in the country.

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This even as she cautioned Kenyans against flouting containment measures developed by the Health Ministry saying failure to comply with the guidelines could reverse the gains recorded over the last few weeks.

She also urged the political class to support ongoing efforts to combat the virus by adhering to existing measures especially restrictions on social gatherings.

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