Kenya records 15 coronavirus deaths, 497 new cases and 372 recoveries


Kenya records 15 coronavirus deaths, 497 new cases and 372 recoveries

Kenya has recorded 497 new cases of the coronavirus, pushing the country’s total caseload to 27,425, Ministry of Health CAS Dr. Mercy Mwangangi announced on Tuesday.

The new cases are from a pool of 4171 samples tested in the country in the last 24 hours and push the total number of samples tested so far to 362,501.

467 of the new cases are Kenyan nationals whereas 30 are foreigners consisting of 312 males and 185 female aged between 6-months and 80-years-old.

The cases are distributed across the country as follows: Nairobi (236), Kiambu (45), Kajiado (26), Mombasa (19), Machakos (19), Laikipia (18), Trans Nzoia (17), Kisumu (17), Murang’a (11), Nandi (11), Nyeri and Busia (8) cases each and Bomet (7).

Uasin Gishu, Kericho, Nyamira, West Pokot, and Kilifi reported (5) cases each while Garissa, Kirinyaga,Kirinyaga, Kisii, Meru and Wajir reported (3) cases each.

Nakuru, Embu, Kakamega, Kwale and Turkana reported (2) cases each.

Dr Mwangangi also announced 372 recoveries; with 315 being patients who were under the Home-care system.

57 were discharged from various facilities across the country and push the total number of recoveries so far to 13,867.

At the same time, CAS Mwangangi announced that 15 people had succumbed to the coronavirus, pushing the country’s total number of fatalities to 438.

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