A four-year-old child and and a 74-year-old person, are among the patients who have been diagnosed with Covid-19 over the last 24 hours. Trans Nzoia tops the list of distribution of the cases by counties, at 28.

Speaking during a press briefing at Thika Level Five Hospital in Kiambu County, Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Mercy Mwangangi said 141 people had tested positive for the virus.

Nakuru County follows Trans Nzoia closely, with 24 cases, Nairobi 14, Mombasa 14, Kiambu nine, Migori eight, Kisumu six, Kajiado six, Uasin Gishu, Kitui, Narok, and Turkana five each.

The new cases were detected after examining 3,307 samples and now the country’s coronavirus case load stands at 37,489.

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Seven of the 141 cases are foreigners, while 134 are Kenyans. In terms of gender distribution, 103 are males and 38 are females.

Eighty-one individuals have recovered from the respiratory illness, raising the total number of recoveries to 24,334.

Of the new discharges, 12 had been receiving treatment at home, while 69 were isolated in various medical facilities.

Unfortunately, the Covid-19 fatality tally has soared to 669 following the deaths of four people in the last one day.

Bungoma, Homa Bay, Machakos and West Pokot recorded two cases each, while Murang’a, Nandi, Vihiga, Meru had one each.

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