Kenya COVID-19 infections at 29,849 as 515 more test positive

Health CAS Dr Mercy Mwangangi./COURTESY

Kenya’s COVID-19 numbers rose to 29,849 on Saturday after 515 more people tested positive for the disease.

According to Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr. Mercy Mwangangi, 496 of the new cases while 19 are foreigners aged between eight months and 92 years old.

Nairobi had the highest number of new cases followed by Kitui, Kiambu the Kericho.

In the Coastal region, only two counties recorded new infections with Mombasa recording seven new cases and Lamu five more.

The country also recorded 672 new recoveries, bringing total COVID-19 recoveries to 15,970. Out of the new recoveries, 607 are from the Home-Based care system while 65 were discharged from various hospitals.

Unfortunately, the number of fatalities also rose after seven people succumbed to the disease. Total fatalities now at 472.