Kenya Records 421 New Covid-19 Infections As Eight More Succumb
Ednah Ombaso KE
July. 16, 2020
Coronavirus cases on Thursday jumped to 11,673 after 421 new infections were confirmed.
Speaking in Nakuru, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said that the newly detected infections were from a 3,895 sample size.
409 of the new infections are Kenyans while 12 are foreigners.
The new cases are of 297 are male while 124 are females, aged between 1 and 93 years.
On a positive note, 570 patients have been discharged in the last 24 hours after making a full recovery. As a result, recoveries stand at 3,638.
512 of these patients were on home-based care while 58 others were receiving treatment in various hospitals.
Sadly, CS Kagwe announced the death of 8 patients. This brings the total number of fatalities to 217.
The Health Ministry has expressed concern about increasing number of deaths among patients with no history of co-morbid conditions.
Out of the seven deaths reported by the Health CAS Rashid Aman on Wednesday, two had no history of preexisting medical conditions.
Speaking during his daily briefings from Nakuru County Kagwe launched the Primary Healthcare Strategic Plan for 2020-24.
Out of the 43 counties with Covid-19 cases, Nairobi continues to lead, followed by Mombasa.
So far, Kenya has tested 230,096 samples since the first case of Coronavirus was confirmed back in March.
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