COVID-19 deaths hit the 250 mark after 12 more people die

Health CAS Rashid Aman at a past COVID-19 briefing./COURTESY

Kenya on Tuesday recorded 397 COVID-19 infections raising the national tally to 14,168 cases since the first case was reported in mid-March.

Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Rashid Aman also reported 12 new deaths raising the toll to 250.

The 397 cases were found in the 3,637 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

Three hundred and eighty-nine were Kenyans while eight foreigners while male patience numbered 236 while females are 161.

Dr. Aman also announced that 642 patients have been discharged raising the country’s number of recoveries to 6,258.

The cases were distributed as follows Nairobi 239. Kiambu 33, Machakos 27, Mombasa 12, Nyeri 17, and Nakuru 12

Aman said that the youngest contracted the virus in the last 24 hours is a 1-year-old infant while the oldest is 90 years.

Kenya has so far tested 249,998 samples.