COVID-19: 29 test positive as national infections hit 110

Health workers at the Mbgathi District hospital wearing PPEs.

Two more patients died from the deadly Corona virus bringing the national death toll to three, the health ministry, said on Thursday.

29 more people have tested positive for the virus, bringing the new infections to 110, the latest being the highest single number of infections within 24 hours.

Health cabinet secretary Mutahi Kagwe said one of the deaths occurred at a hospital in Mombasa and  the other in Nairobi.

The Mombasa death was a Kenyan female aged 58 who died last night at the Mombasa hospital.

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Out of the 29 new infections, 28 are Kenyans and one Congolese, while females make 15 of the infections, with 13 males, Kagwe said.

“The ages of these new infections range between 16 and 64 years,” said Kagwe.

In neighbouring Uganda the number of infections remained at 44 while Rwanda’s infections reached 82.

223 people have died of the virus out of the 6,212 infections reported in 49 countries across Africa.

432 people have reportedly fully recovered across the continent.

In Italy 727 deaths have been confirmed over the last 24 hours alone, with the US recording 605 deaths over the same period.