Record 796 COVID-19 cases recorded in Kenya, as 378 recover

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Record 796 COVID-19 cases recorded in Kenya, as 378 recover

Kenya has recorded the highest number of COVID-19 patients so far with 796 people testing positive out of a sample size of 6,754 people.

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This brings the total number of samples tested so far to 261,027.

The cumulative number of positive cases in Kenya now stands at 15,601, the Ministry of Health has announced.

Three of the new cases are foreign nationals while the rest are Kenyans aged between 1 and 87-years-old.

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In terms of gender, 503 are males while 293 are female.

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CAS Dr Mercy Mwangangi during the daily brief said that out of the 796 positive cases today, 89% of them are asymptomatic.

“Out of the 15,601 infections we have in the country, 3.6% of them are health care workers,” she added.

The cases are distributed across the country as follows: Nairobi (539) Kiambu (63), Kajiado (37). Machakos (57), Migori (26), Kericho (15), Narok (11), Uasin Gishu (11), Nakuru (7), Busia (6), Mombasa (4), Kisii (3), Murang’a (2), Laikipia (9), and Siaya (2).

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Embu, Kisumu, Nyeri and Transzoia have (1) case each.

Dr Mwangangi on a positive note announced that 378 new recoveries had been recorded. 199 under home-based care, while the rest, 179, were released from various hospitals.

On a sad note, Dr Mwangangi also noted that Kenya had lost 3 patients to COVID-19, which is a 1.7% rate of fatalities, bringing the cumulative number of deaths to 263.

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Mwangangi, in conclusion, made an appeal to Kenyans to ensure when they feel unwell, they should visit health care facilities immediately.

“In the past few days, we have witnessed cases where some people have been rushed to hospitals at the last minute when their situation worsened only for them to succumb to their ailments. This is not good,” she said.

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