Kenya coronavirus death toll rises to 711 as 4 succumb

Kenya coronavirus death toll rises to 711 as 4 succumb
Health CAS Rashid Aman.

Ministry of Health CAS Dr Rashid Aman has announced 151 new cases of the novel coronavirus.

Kenya’s total caseload has now risen to 38,529 from the 547 samples tested across the country so far.

The cases comprise 145 Kenyans and 6 foreigners.

97 are male and 54 are female while the youngest case is a one-year-old child and the oldest is aged 82.

The cases are distributed across the country as follows: Nairobi county leads with 32 cases followed by Nakuru (24), Kisumu (22), Garissa (14), Mombasa (10), Meru (8) and Kajiado (8), Kisii (6), Bomet and Kiambu (5) cases each, Siaya (3), Uasin Gishu (2), Kilifi, Marsabit, Murang’a and West Pokot (2) cases each.

Kakamega, Bungoma, Nyamira, and Kitui recorded (1) case each.

Dr Aman also announced 168 new recoveries with 105 being patients who were under the home-based care system while 63 were discharged from various hospitals.

The total number of recoveries in the country has risen to 24,908.

Four people have also succumbed to the disease, bringing the total number of fatalities in the country to 711.

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