Kenya records highest COVID-19 infections within a day as 14 more die

By Brian Okoth On Fri, 27 Nov, 2020 18:36 | < 1 min read
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe. [PHOTO | FILE]
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe. [PHOTO | FILE]
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    The infections were discovered in 9,389 samples, pushing the country’s caseload to 81,656.

Kenya recorded the highest number of COVID-19 infections within a day — 1,554 — on Friday, November 27.

The infections were discovered in 9,389 samples, pushing the country’s caseload to 81,656.

Nine hundred and fifty (950) of the new infections were registered among male patients, whereas 604 were female carriers.

The youngest of the new patients is aged 5 months old, whereas the oldest is aged 97 years old.

With 546 infections recorded, Nairobi accounts for more than a third of the cases.

Mombasa follows with 159, Kilifi (153), Kiambu (96) and Kericho (68) rounding out the Top Five most-affected counties.

Kenya recorded 14 new COVID-19 fatalities, pushing the national death toll to 1,441.

Kenya’s recoveries have now reached 54,125 after 599 people were declared healed in the last 24 hours.

Kenya has thus far — since March 12, 2020 — tested 870,950 samples for COVID-19.

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