437 more people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Kenya, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced on Friday.

The new cases were detected after 4,311 samples were tested over the past 24 hours.

Cumulative number of tests now stands at 611,552.

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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe

From the cases 430 are Kenyan nationals while 7 were foreigners. 253 are males and 184 females with the youngest being a four-month-old infant and the eldest being a 95-year old.

By county, the cases were distributed as follows; Nairobi (136), Nakuru (66), Kilifi (29), Kisumu (26), Uasin Gishu (21), Kericho (21), Embu (17), Busia (16), Kajiado (15), Migori & Machakos (14 each), Kiambu & Meru (9 each), Nandi (8), Bomet (6), Nyeri, Laikipia & Mombasa (5 each), Nyamira (3), Nyandarua, Elgeyo Marakwet, Turkana, Tharaka Nithi & Wajir (2 each), Murang'a & Siaya (1 each).

Deaths and Recoveries

140 people recovered from the disease, 72 from the home-based care program while 68 were discharged from various hospitals. Total recoveries now stand at 31,648.

8 patients, however, succumbed to the disease bringing the total number of fatalities to 813.