Kilifi records second highest new COVID-19 cases nationally as 11 more succumb

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

Kilifi County recorded the second highest new COVID-19 infections nationally.

According to the Ministry of Health, the country registered 73 new COVID-19 cases on Monday from 2,001 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

“70 are Kenyans & 3 are foreigners. 46 are males and 27 females,” said MoH.

Nairobi had the highest number of new cases at 34 followed by Kilifi’s 18 and Mombasa’s 11 cases.

Other counties that registered new cases include Busia with 4 cases, Taita Taveta (2) while Kirinyaga, Kiambu, Meru and Uasin Gishu Counties recorded one case each.

Country’s total infections now stand at 41,619 from a sample of 593,199 cumulative tests done since the outbreak of the disease in the country in March.

Meanwhile, total COVID-19 fatalities in the country rose to 777 after 11 more people succumbed to the disease.

“97 people have recovered from the disease with 66 discharged from various hospitals and 31 from the Home-Based Care Program.  Total recoveries now stand at 31,097,” said the Ministry of Health.

Kenya’s total active COVID-19 infections now stand at 9,745 which is 23.4 percent of total infections.