Kenya records 18 coronavirus deaths, 679 new cases


Kenya records 18 coronavirus deaths, 679 new cases
Ministry of Health CAS Dr Mercy Mwangangi on Wednesday,August 12. Photo:courtesy

Kenya recorded 18 deaths and 679 cases of the new coronavirus between Tuesday and Wednesday, the Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday.

During a televised statement, Health Ministry CAS Dr Mercy Mwangangi said the new cases were from 6590 samples tested in the country.

Kenya’s total case load now stands at 28,104 cases from the 369,091 samples tested in the country since the pandemic was reported.

The number of fatalities so far is 456.

400 out of the new cases are male while 279 are female and include 651 Kenyans and foreign nationals.

The youngest patient is 1-month-old while the oldest is 87-years-old.

The cases are distributed across the country as follows: Nairobi (349), Kiambu (69), Kajiado (35 ), Nyeri (23), Machakos(25), Garisssa(18), Mombasa(16), Kericho(14), Uasin Gishu(13), Nyandurua(13), Tharaka Nithi(11), Laikipia(9), Nakuru and Migori (8), Kisumu (7) Nandi and Busia (6), Meru (5), Murang’a, Kirinyaga, Makueni and Isiolo (4), Tana River and Tranzoia Nzoia (4)cases each.

Homabay and Embu reported (3) cases each.

Kitui, Vihiga, Narok, and Kilifi reported 2 cases each while Baringo, Samburu, Siaya, Bomet, Taita Taveta and Nyamira reported (1) case each.

Kenya has also recorded 783 recoveries, pushing the total number of recoveries in the country so far to 14,610.

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