Kenya records 671 new COVID-19 cases

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced the country has recorded 671 new COVID-19 cases from 6,200 samples, which now brings cumulative tests to 329,123, since the first case was reported on March 13.

633 of the new cases are Kenyans and 38 are foreigners.

Health CS Kagwe said 423 of the new cases are men and 258 women. Their ages range from 3 to 94 years.

Of the new cases, CS Kagwe noted that Nairobi continued to lead with 376 cases, most of them from Dagoretti, Kiambu registered 112 cases, Machakos 20, Kisumu 16 and Mombasa had 6 cases.

603 patients recovered from the disease, 436 were on home-based care, and 167 in various hospitals, total recoveries 9,930.

Unfortunately 3 patients succumbed to the virus, raising death toll to 391

CS Kagwe speaking at Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital where he launched 500 beds, 60 High Dependency Units (HDU), and ICU beds, Kagwe said despite the many positive cases, the country’s health system is not yet overwhelmed.

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