Kenya records 421 new COVID-19 cases, 570 recoveries

Thursday, July 16th, 2020 15:21 |
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe. PHOTO | FILE

Kenya has recorded 421 new cases of coronavirus after 3895 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced during a media briefing in Nakuru County on Thursday.

This now takes the total number of cases in the country to 11,673.

Of the cases, 409 are Kenyans and 12 are foreigners.

Some 297 are males while 124 are females.

The youngest of the new cases is one-year-old and the eldest is a 93-year-old man.

The country has also discharged a record 570 patients who have recovered. Of the new discharges, 512 were on home-based care and 58 were in various hospitals across the country.

"We have, however, lost eight more patients. Total fatalities have now risen to 2017," Kagwe said.

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