Dwindling COVID-19 numbers as 83 test positive, 72 recover and 3 more die

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

The country on Sunday recorded a new low in COVID-19 infections after 83 people tested positive for the disease nationally from a sample of 3,093 tested in the last 24 hours, raising total tally to 35,103.

“Cumulative tests stands at 474, 477. From the new cases, 77 are Kenyans & 6 are foreigners,” said health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe.

Meanwhile, 72 patients recovered from the disease raising total COVID-19 recoveries in the country to 21,230.

39 of the new recoveries are from the home-based care program while 33 were discharged from various hospitals across the country.

However, three more people succumbed to the disease raising national COVID-19 fatalities to 597.

The new recoveries and fatalities now bring Kenya’s total active COVID-19 cases to 13,276, which is about 39% of country’s total infections.