COVID-19 death toll rises to 766 as caseload hits 41,546

COVID-19 death toll rises to 766 as caseload hits 41,546

The COVID-19 death toll has risen to 766 after six more patients succumbed to the virus, the Health Ministry said on Sunday.

388 more also tested positive in the last 24 hours raising the country’s caseload to 41,546.

“The latest figures are from a sample size of 4,287 samples and cumulative tests are now 591,198,” Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said.

383 are Kenyans and five are foreigners while 284 are male and 104 are females.

The youngest was reported to be a 4-year-old while the oldest is 85.

For the second day, Nakuru recorded the highest number of daily cases at 86 followed by Nairobi with 84, Mombasa 51, Trans Nzoia 49, Kiambu 29, Kisumu 17, Kericho 11, Meru 10 and Busia 10.

Counties with less than 10 cases were Bugoma (8); Machakos (7); Garissa (5); Kajiado (3); Tharaka Nithi (3); Nyamira (3); Nyeri (2); Siaya (2); Makueni (2); Nandi (2); Kwale (2) and Nyandarua (2).

63 people were discharged in the last 24 hours bringing the total number of recoveries to 31,000.

“40 were discharged from various hospitals while 23 were from the home-based care program,” CS Kagwe said.


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