Kenya’s COVID-19 cases surpass 22,000 as 690 more test positive

A health worker taking a sample for COVID-19 test./FILE

690 people have tested positive for COVID-19 bringing the country’s total coronavirus infections to 22,053.

Of the 690 cases, 681 are Kenyans while nine are foreigners with being 492 males and 198 females.

Youngest of the new infections is a 6 months old infant & the oldest is 83 year old.

“Nairobi continues to lead with highest cases today recording 535, Kiambu 56, Kajiado 28, Nyeri 24, Busia 9, Machakos 7, Nakuru 6, Kisumu 6, Embu 4, Garissa 4, Laikipia 3, Narok 3. Meru, Mombasa, Nyandarua, Bungoma, Kwale have 1 case each,” said the Ministry of Health.

Meanwhile, the total number of recoveries rose to 8,477 after 58 patients were discharged from various hospitals.

“On a sad note, 5 patients died from the disease, bringing our fatality to 369. Our sincere condolences to the bereaved families and friends of the departed,” said MoH.

Total active cases in the country now stand at 13,207.