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Record 4,000 Recover as 321 Test Positive for Coronavirus

by Robert Mwangi
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Kenya has recorded the highest number of Covid-19 recoveries within a period of 24 hours.

The latest statement from Ministry of Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe shows that 4,328 individuals have responded well to treatment.

Some 106 of the recovered patients had been admitted to various health facilities, while 4,222 were receiving treatment at home. The total number of recoveries now stand at 31,659.

The CS also announced that 321 more persons had been diagnosed with the virus over the last one day, bringing to 39,907, the number of confirmed positive cases.

The cases were detected following the testing of 4,342 samples.

In recent days, Kenya had been registering fewer cases in a day, but the today’s cases could send some panic. For instance, on Monday and Tuesday, only 22 and 137 patients tested positive, respectively.

According to Kagwe, the new cases comprise 309 Kenyans and 12 foreigners, with the youngest patient being a nine-month-old infant and the oldest is 88.

In terms of gender distribution, 138 are females while 183 are males.

The death toll has hit 748 following seven new fatalities over the last 24 hours.

The new infections are spread out as follows: Nairobi 109, Nakuru 37, Trans Nzoia 32, Mombasa 31, Kisumu 16, Narok 16, Kisii 15 and Uasin Gishu 12.

Meru nine, Kilifi eight, Kiambu eight, Siaya and Laikipia, five cases each, Kajiado four, Kericho three, Machakos and Migori two cases each.

The following counties confirmed a case each: Nyandarua, Marsabit, Kitui, Homa Bay, Lamu, Bomet, Nandi and Tharaka Nithi.

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