Kenya’s virus cases rise by 426 to reach 31441, death toll now 516

Kenya on Thursday recorded 426 new cases of Covid-19, raising the country’s total to 31,444, Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi has confirmed.

This was after a sample of 5,158 was tested in the last 24 hours.

From the new cases, 417 were Kenyans while 9 were foreigners. A total of 239 were male and 187 were female.

Speaking during the daily Covid-19 briefing, Dr. Mwangangi said age-wise, the youngest was a 3 month-old infant while the oldest was 88 years old.

257 patients have recovered from the disease, bringing  the total number of recoveries in the country so far to 17,869.

A total of 195 of those discharged were from the home-based program, while 62 were discharged from various health facilities.

However, 10 more patients succumbed to the virus, raising fatalities to 516.

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