Coast region registers 22 new COVID-19 cases as 7 succumb to virus

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Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi. Seven more people have succumbed to the disease./COURTESY

The country has registered 210 new COVID-19 cases in 3,604 samples tested last 24 hours.

The Ministry of Health has announced that the number of positive cases has risen to 38,378 since the outbreak of the pandemic in March.

Distribution of the cases by Counties is as follows; Nairobi 55, Kericho 36, Kitui 24, Kiambu 21, Nakuru 19 ,Mombasa 15, Kisumu 10, Kisii 8, Kilifi 6, Turkana 5, Embu 4, Wajir 2, Machakos 1, Kakamega 1, Kwale 1, Nandi 1 and Kajiado 1.

In Mombasa, the 15 cases are from Jomvu (7), Mvita (4), Kisauni (3) and Likoni (1) and in Kilifi County 6 cases are from Magarini (5) and Kilifi South (1).

The Health Ministry also announced 59 new recoveries; 49 being patients who were under the home-based care system while 10 were discharged from various hospitals.

Kenya’s coronavirus death toll also rose to 707 after 7 patients succumbed between Monday and Tuesday.

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