87 test positive for COVID-19 in Mombasa as country records 604 new infections

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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe. The country has recorded 604 new COVID-19 infections./COURTESY

Kenya COVID-19 infections rose to 42,541 on Wednesday after 604 more people tested positive for the disease.

The new cases were from a sample of 5,832 tested over the last 24 hours pushing cumulative tests to 601,623.

Nairobi had the highest number of new infections at 125 followed by Nakuru’s 113. Mombasa came in third with 87 followed by Busia 35, Uasin Gishu 33, Trans Nzoia 25, Kiambu 25, Kisii 24, Kisumu 24, Kajiado 16, Nandi 13, Kakamega 12, Meru 11, Machakos 7, Siaya 7, Garissa 7, Muranga 5, West Pokot 5, Nyeri 5, Turkana 4, Laikipia 3, Wajir 3, Embu 2, Kirinyaga 2, Narok 2, Marsabit 2, Taita Taveta 2, Kitui 1, Nyamira 1, Tharaka Nithi 1, Kilifi 1 and Nyandarua 1.

Of the new infections 400 were male while 204 female with the youngest being five months old and the oldest 94 years. 583 are Kenyans and 21 foreigners.

“Unfortunately, 10 patients have succumbed to the disease bringing the fatality to 797. Our sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their loved ones,” said Ministry of Health.

Meanwhile, 88 people have recovered from the disease, 56 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 32 have been discharged from various hospitals. Total recoveries now stand at 31,428.

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