699 new COVID-19 cases confirmed raising Kenya’s total to 25,837

699 new COVID-19 cases confirmed raising Kenya's total to 25,837
FILE PHOTO: A Lab technician works at Sorrento Therapeutics where efforts are underway to develop an antibody, STI-1499, to help in prevention of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in San Diego, California, U.S., May 22, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake

699 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Kenya raising the country’s total to 25,837.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said the new cases are from 7,175 samples that were tested in the last 24 hours.

“675 of the new cases are Kenyans while 24 are foreigners; 427 are men and 272 female,” he said.

He further noted that thte youngest patient is a 1-year-old baby and the oldest is 85 years.

However, 781 people have since recovered from COVID-19 in Kenya raising the total number of recoveries to 11,899.

CS Kagwe said 125 of them were discharged from various hospitals while 656 were under home-based care programs.

Five patients succumbed to coronavirus in the last 24 hours bringing the total number of fatalities to 418.

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