New low as Kenya records 245 COVID-19 cases

After weeks of more than 500 new COVID-19 infections daily, Kenya recorded 245 cases on Monday. This pushed the total number of infections in the country to 30,365.

Health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman said the new cases were detected from 3,150 samples tested in the past 24 hours.

Out of the 245, 237 are Kenyans while 8 are foreigners. The youngest is a one-month-old infant and the oldest is a 79-year-old.

The Health Ministry has so far conducted 394,566 tests throughout the country.

The number of recoveries also rose significantly, by 504 to hit 17,160, with the trend of more home recoveries persisting. A total of 461 of those discharged were under home-based care and 43 at health facilities.

It also announced that 8 more patients had died, placing the death toll at 482. Five of whom had underlying conditions.

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