Kenya’s COVID-19 death toll hit 532 as 16 more succumb

The death toll for COVID-19 in Kenya has hit 532 after 16 more patients succumb to the virus in the last 24 hours.

As of Thursday the country’s case fatality rate stood at 1.6 percent, with 516 confirmed deaths.

Out of this, 386 which is about 75 percent, are males and 130, which is about 25 percent, are females.

This even as 322 cases tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours bringing total number of confirmed cases in the country to 31,763.

All the new cases are Kenyan except nine foreigners with the youngest being a 3 year old baby while the oldest is 92 years.

149 are male while 143 are female.

Speaking during COVID-19 daily press briefings Health CAS Dr. Mercy Mwangangi noted that 885 health care workers have so far contracted the virus with 16 succumbing in 35 counties.

While lauding the Home-Based Care program, Dr. Mwangangi said 288 patients have recovered raising the total number of recoveries in the country to 18,157.

Out of the 288 recoveries, 190 are from Home-Based Care program while 98 are from different health facilities.

Nairobi has 106 cases, Kajiado 53, Machakos 25, Nakuru 25, Kiambu 23, Kisii 23, Busia 13, Mombasa 11, Kisumu five, Bomet five, Garissa four, Homabay four, Nandi four, Uasin Gishu three, Kitui three, Nyandarua three, Taita Taveta three, Turkana three, Nyamira 21 Kericho, Murang’a, Vihiga and Makueni one case each.




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