7 more patients die as Kenya’s COVID-19 cases hit 11,252


7 more patients die as Kenya's COVID-19 cases hit 11,252
Ministry of Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Dr. Rashid Aman in a press briefing on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. PHOTO| COURTESY

Kenya has confirmed 461 more COVID-19 cases raising the number on infections recorded in the country so far to 11,252.

In a press briefing on Wednesday, Ministry of Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Dr. Rashid Aman said the new cases were confirmed following testing of 4,261 samples over the last 24 hours.

At the same time, seven more patients have succumbed to the coronavirus disease, pushing the number of fatalities recorded in the country to 209.

Fifty-one more people have also recovered from the virus bringing the total number of recoveries to 3,068.

Of the 461 new cases, 432 are Kenyans and 29 foreigners and they are all aged between 1-86 years.

The cases are distributed as follows: Nairobi (248) followed by Machakos (97), Kiambu (20), Kajiado (15), Migori (14), Busia (12), Nakuru (11), Laikipia (7),  Nyeri (7), Kilifi (6), Lamu (4), Uasin Gishu (4), Kakamega (3), Kisii (3) Kisumu (2), Makueni (2), Mombasa (1), Bomet  (1) and Taita Taveta (1).

So far a total of 225,465 samples have been tested since the outbreak of the disease in the country.

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