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16 dead as 488 test positive for Covid-19

Our sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their loved ones

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe

The Ministry of Health through CS Mutahi Kagwe has announced 488 new cases of the novel Coronavirus from a sample size of 5, 831 in the last 24 hours. The new cases translate to a positivity rate of 8.4%.

Total confirmed positive cases now stand at 174,773 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,858,443.

From the new cases, 481 are Kenyans while 7 are foreigners. The youngest is a three-month-old infant while the oldest is 94-year-old.

At the same time 343 patient have recovered from the disease, 274 from the Home based and Isolation Care Program while 69 are from various Hospitals across the Country.


The total number of recoveries now stand at 119, 589, whom 86, 870 are from Home based care and Isolation program while 32, 79 are from various health facilities.

Sadly, 16 people have succumbed to the deadly virus, all of them being late death reports after conducting facility records audits on diverse dates in April, May and April.

The total number of fatalities now stand at 3,378.


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