Kenya

12 die as Kenya’s COVID-19 cases surpasses 19,000 mark

Kenya’s COVID-19 infections surged beyond the 19,000 mark on Wednesday as 544 more people tested positive for the disease. The new cases were confirmed after 5,259 samples were taken for sampling by the Ministry of Health.

Out of the 544 cases, 340 are males while 204 are females.

Kenya has now reported 19,125 COVID-19 cases as health authorities continue to record spikes in new daily cases.

Health Cabinet Secretary, Mutahi Kagwe, announced the figures in a media briefing in the capital, Nairobi.

The Health CS noted that the cold weather is a contributing factor in the recent spike fuelling virus cases, and has urged people to continue adhering to the COVID-19 containment measures.

113 patients have been discharged from various hospitals bringing total cumulative recoveries to 8,021.

Unfortunately, the country has lost 12 persons to the deadly virus bringing the total number of fatalities to 311.

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