20 dead as 460 more test Positive for Covid-19

Covid-19 deaths in the Country stand at 2,244.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a presser on March 17, 2021

The Ministry of Health through CS Mutahi Kagwe has confirmed 460 new cases of Covid-19 from a sample size of 2,753 in the last 24 hours. The total number of positive cases in the Country now stand at 139,448.

The Cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,520,390.

The new cases are distributed as follows; Nairobi 295, Kitui 62, Machakos 29, Kiambu 28, Nyeri 12, Nakuru 12, Kajiado 9, Kilifi 4, Mandera 3, Laikipia 2, Meru 1, Mombasa 1, Nyandarua 1 and Kakamega 1.

At the same time 178 patients have recovered from the disease, 99 from various health facilities and 79 are from the Home Based and Isolation Care.

Total recoveries now stand at 94,361.

However, on a sad note, 20 deaths have been reported, (1) in the last 24 hours, 10 in the last one month and 9 are late death reports from facility record audits

The Cumulative fatalities now stand at 2,244.

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


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