Kenya records 16 coronavirus deaths, 723 new cases


Kenya records 16 coronavirus deaths, 723 new cases
File image of medical workers in COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). PHOTO| COURTESY

Kenya has confirmed 723 cases of the new coronavirus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases confirmed so far to 20,636.

The new cases are from 8689 samples tested in the country and bring to 303959, the total number of samples tested so far.

700 of the new cases are Kenyans while 23 are foreigners aged between 9 months and 87-years-old and include 450 males and 273 females

Kenya has also lost 16 patients, bringing the coronavirus fatality to 341.

At the same time 44 people have recovered from the disease; 24 under the home care system and 20 from various hospitals.

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