Seven more die as 461 new COVID-19 cases push Kenya’s tally past 11,000 mark

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On Wed, 15 Jul, 2020 15:56 | < 1 min read
Health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman. [PHOTO | FILE]
Health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman. [PHOTO | FILE]
Health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman. [PHOTO | FILE]

Kenya registered 461 new coronavirus cases, bringing to 11, 252 the total number of confirmed infections in the country, Health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman said Wednesday, July 15.

Addressing journalists at Afya House in Nairobi, Dr. Aman said the 451 infections were discovered in 4, 261 samples tested between Tuesday and Wednesday.

Three hundred and twenty (320) of the new patients are male, whereas 141 are female.

The youngest new patient is aged 1 whereas the oldest is 86 years old.

Four hundred and thirty two (432) of the 461 new cases were registered among Kenyan nationals, whereas 29 are foreigners.

The Top Seven most affected counties in regard to new infections include: Nairobi (248), Machakos (97), Kiambu (20), Kajiado (15), Migori (14), Busia (12) and Nakuru (11).

Fifty one (51) more patients were discharged from various hospitals across the country in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries in Kenya to 3, 068.

However, seven more patients succumbed to COVID-19 in Kenya, pushing the death toll arising from the disease to 209.

Dr. Aman said out of the 209 deaths recorded in the country, four were registered among healthcare workers.

Kenya has thus far tested a total of 225, 495 samples for COVID-19.