Coronavirus Updates

Covid-19 : 8 month old infant amongst the 515 new positive cases recorded

Kenya on Saturday reported 29, 849 Covid-19 cases after 515 more people tested positive.

This was out of 6, 353 samples tested in at least 24 hrs.

This brings the Country’s cumulative numbers of those tested to 387, 670.

In terms of gender, 316 were male and 199 were female.

Health CAS Dr Mercy Mwangangi said out of the total cases, 496 are Kenyans while 19 are foreigners.

Mwangangi said the youngest is an 8 months old infant while the oldest is 96 years old.

Nairobi has 251 new cases followed gy Kitui 41, Kiambu 33, Kericho 23, Kisii 19 Bomet 19, Nakuru 18, Homabay 16, Laikipia 12, Murang’a 11 and Migori 10 cases.

CoronavirusWhile Nyeri county has 9 cases, Uasin-Gishu has 8, Kajiado 8, Mombasa 7, Lamu 5, Narok 4, Busia 4, Embu 3, Machakos 3, Nandi 3, Nyandarua 3, Wajir 3, and Kakamega 2.

Mwangangi said some 672 other patients had been discharged bringing the number of total recoveries to 15,970.

“Out of this number 55 have been discharged from various health facilities across the country while 607 are from the home-based care programme,” she said.

Mwangangi said unfortunately 7 more patients had succumbed bringing the total number of fatalities to 472.

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