Coronavirus Updates

373 more test positive for Covid-19 as total cases rise to 33 389

Kenya on Thursday recorded 373 new cases of Covid-19, raising the country’s total to 33,389, Health CAS Rashid Aman confirmed.

This was after a sample of 4,663 was tested in the last 24 hours bringing the cumulative tests to 438,193.

Speaking during the daily Covid-19 briefing from Kemri headquarters, Aman said age wise, the youngest was a one-month-old infant while the oldest was 80 years old.

Nairobi continues to lead in the daily positivity rate, recording 173 cases in the last 24 hours.

CoronavirusAnother 72 patients have recovered from the disease, bringing the total number of recoveries in the country so far to 19,368.

A total of 36 of those discharged were from the home-based programme, while 36 were discharged from various health facilities.

However, three more patients succumbed to the virus, raising fatalities to 567.

Also in other news;

India records highest-ever single-day spike of over 75,000 Covid-19 cases

India on Thursday registered its highest-ever spike of the coronavirus disease cases. According to Union health ministry update, the country recorded 75,760 new cases of Covid-19, which pushed the nationwide tally to over 3.31 million.

The number of active cases in the country are 725,991, while 2 523,771 patients have been discharged. The country also recorded 1,023 fatalities in the last 24 hours which pushed the death toll to 60,472, according to health ministry data.

Covid in IndiaThe health ministry had said on Wednesday that the total number of Covid-19 recoveries in India exceeds the active cases of the infection by 3.5 times and the recovery rate is over 76 per cent. Read more…………….

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