COVID-19 update: 217 new recoveries, 246 new infections and six deaths

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe at a past COVID-19 briefing./COURTESY

246 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the country, bringing total national infections to 32,364 from a cumulative 421,983 samples tested since the first case of the virus was reported in the country in March.

“From the cases all are Kenyans except 8 that are foreigners. 157 are males and 89 females. The youngest case is a one-year old-infant while the oldest is 87 years,” said the Ministry of Health.

Out of the new cases, Nairobi recorded the highest number with 78 new cases, followed by Kajiado 24, Kiambu 22, Nakuru 20, Busia 17, Trans Nzoia 17, Machakos 16, Kirinyaga 12, Kisii 11, Kisumu 8, Mombasa 6, Embu 3, Garissa 2 and Nyeri 2.

Nyamira, Kakamega, Isiolo, Kitui, Kericho, Murang’a, Kilifi and Tharaka Nithi recorded one case each.

Meanwhile, 217 patients were discharged to raise the total number of COVID-19 recoveries in the country to 18,670. 178 of the new recoveries were from the Home-based care while 39 were discharged from various hospitals.

“Unfortunately, we have today lost 6 patients to the disease, bringing the fatality to 548. Our sincere condolences to the families and friends of all those who have lost their loved ones,” said MoH.