Kenya’s COVID-19 cases exceed 28,000 with 679 new infections

Kenya on Wednesday recorded 679 more Covid-19 cases from 6,590 samples tested in the last 24 hours, Dr. Mercy Mwangangi confirmed. This brings the total of coronavirus cases in the country to 28,104. 

The total number of samples tested in the country as of Wednesday rose to 369,091.

Dr. Mercy Mwangangi said in terms of gender, 400 were male and 279 were female.

The youngest was a one -month-old infant while oldest was 87 years old.

658 of the new infections were Kenyan nationals while 21 were foreigners.

743 patients have fully recovered from the virus raising the total number of recoveries to 14,610.

685 of those discharged were from the home-based program, while 58  were discharged from various health facilities.

Deaths rise to 456 as 18 more patients succumb to the virus.

Among the fatalities is Kamau Mugenda, who served as Director of Corporate Affairs at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI).

More to follow…

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