COVID-19 cases in Kenya surpass 12, 000 after 389 contract disease

By Brian Okoth On Fri, 17 Jul, 2020 15:48 | < 1 min read
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe [PHOTO | K24 DIGITAL]
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe [PHOTO | K24 DIGITAL]

Kenya registered 389 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the country’s tally to 12, 062, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced Friday.

The new infections were discovered in 3, 545 samples tested between Thursday and Friday, Kagwe said while addressing journalists in Murang’a County.

Three hundred and eighty five (385) of the new patients are Kenyans, whereas four are female.

Two hundred and sixty (260) of the 389 new confirmed COVID-19 carriers are male, whereas 129 are female.

The youngest new patient is a 5-month old baby, whereas the oldest is aged 95 years old.

Five more patients succumbed to coronavirus disease, pushing Kenya’s toll to 222. Four of the deceased, had underlying medical conditions, particularly diabetes, said CS Kagwe.

Kenya has thus far tested 233, 641 samples for COVID-19.

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