National COVID-19 recoveries surpass 1,250 as 32 more people are discharged

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a COVID-19 briefing.609 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 COURTESY

The National COVID-19 recoveries hit 1,253 on Sunday.

Speaking in Nyeri County, while giving the daily status update on COVID-19 in the country, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said that 32 more people had been discharged from isolation facilities across the country.

Meanwhile, the country recorded 137 new cases while three other patients succumbed to the disease bringing the national COVID-19 fatalities toll to 103.

 “All the positive cases are Kenyans, with 102 being males and 35 females. The youngest is one year old and the oldest 82 years,” said CS Kagwe.

“The overall burden in the country now stands at 3,594 from 115,336 number of samples,” he added.

Out of the new cases, Nairobi had the highest share of infections at 92 followed by Mombasa with 16 cases.

The Mombasa cases are distributed as follows; Kisauni 6, Changamwe and Mvita 3 each while Nyali and Likoni recorded two cases each.

Kilifi County also registered a new case in Kaloleni.

Other Counties that registered new cases include Kajiado with 15 cases, Busia and Kiambu four cases each, while Nakuru, Siaya, Murang’a, Uasin Gishu and Nyamira recorded one new case each.

“Cutting the cycle of COVID-19 transmission cannot be won by Government alone, without the involvement of the people. Success will depend on the level of involvement of the people,” CS Health Mutahi Kagwe said.