57.9m infections, 40.1m recoveries and over 1.3m deaths as world grapples with COVID-19

An artistical expression of the Coronavirus droplets in a public street./COURTESY

At least 57,909,991 people worldwide have been infected with COVID-19 since the first case of the virus was recorded in 2019.

Out of these, 40,108,259 have fought and managed to recover while 1,377,745 have lost their lives to the disease.

The United States of America has the most number of infections with 12,274,726 cases and 260,283 deaths. Their recoveries numbers are at 7,316,323.

In Africa, South Africa leads in the number of infections with 762,763 cases followed by Morocco’s 316,260 cases.

Kenya is seventh in the continent and 73rd worldwide with 75,193 infections, 50,984 recoveries and 1,349 deaths.

The country recorded 1,048 new infections on Friday with Nairobi County leading with 408 cases, followed by Kericho 84  then  Mombasa with 80 cases.

The new infections in Mombasa were from Mvita 38, Jomvu 14, Nyali 12, Kisauni 7, Changamwe 5 and Likoni 4.

Kilifi recorded 10 new infections, six from Kaloleni and four from Kilifi North. Kwale County on the other hand recorded nine new infections

1,114 patients are admitted in various health facilities while 6,332 are in home-based care.

Consequently, 52 are in intensive care units.