Kenya on Tuesday reported 497 new Covid-19 positive cases, which take the total to 27,425, Ministry of Health CAS Dr. Mercy Mwangangi announced. The new cases are from a pool of 4,171 samples tested in the country in the last 24 hours.
312 of the new infections are male and 185 female, with the youngest being a six-month-old infant while oldest is 80 years old.
467 are Kenyans while 30 were foreigners.
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.
372 patients have recovered, 315 being from home based care, bringing the total number of recoveries to 13,867.
15 patients have succumbed to the virus in the same period, bringing the total number of fatalities to 438.