Kenya has on Friday Recorded 28 COVID-19 deaths, the highest number of fatalities recorded in the country since the first death was Confirmed. The new deaths now pushes the cumulative number of fatalities in the country to 2,082.
“Today, 28 patients have lost their lives to this disease, an increase of 11 from the number given yesterday when we had 17 deaths. Today’s number is not just the highest this year but is also the highest we have recorded since the virus was first reported in Kenya.”
Said Ministry of Health.
In the same 24 hours, 1,354 new cases of the disease were recorded in the country from 7,732 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The new cases push the cumulative number of cases in the country to 118,889 and 1,402,480 the cumulative number of samples so far tested.
“Today 1,354 people have tested positive to the disease, out of a sample size of 7,732 tested in the last 24 hours. The total confirmed positive cases are now 118,889. Cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,402,480. From the cases 1,301 are Kenyans while 53 are foreigners.” Said Ministry of Health.
In terms of distribution, Nairobi has 717 cases, Nakuru 174, Kiambu 100, Machakos 55, Kisumu 40, Mombasa 35, Trans Nzoia 28, Nandi 27, Kericho 25, Siaya 17, Bomet 13, Kajiado 13, Baringo 11, Kilifi 10, Taita Taveta 8, Meru 8, Nyandarua 8, Busia 7, Mandera 7, Kakamega 7, Makueni 6, Murang’a 5, Kitui 4, Homa Bay 4, Nyamira 4, Bungoma 3, Migori 3, Nyeri 3, Tharaka Nithi 2, Embu 2, Kirinyaga 1, Kwale 1, Laikipia 1, Marsabit 1, Uasin Gishu 1, Vihiga 1, Wajir 1 and Elgeyo Marakwet 1.
At the same time, 185 patients recovered from the virus pushing the cumulative number of recoveries in the country to 89,388. Out of the recoveries, 136 of them are from home-based care and 49 are from various health facilities in the country.
The Ministry of Health also said..
“On a positive note, 185 patients have recovered from the disease, 136 from the Home Based and Isolation Care, while 49 are from various health facilities. Total recoveries now stand at 89,388.”