COVID-19 NUMBERS

Kenya's virus rise to 30,636 as 271 more cases recorded

208 more patients have recovered.

In Summary

• Some 208 more patients have recovered from the disease.

•However, five more patients succumbed to the virus, raising fatalities to 487.

Kenya recorded 271 new cases of Covid-19, raising the country's total to 30,636, 208 patients have recovered from the disease, bringing the total number of recoveries in the country to 17,368 and five more patients succumbed to the virus, raising fatalities to 487.

Kenya on Tuesday recorded 271 new cases of Covid-19, raising the country's total to 30,636, Health CAS Rashid Aman has confirmed.

This was after a sample of 4,019 was tested in the last 24 hours. Bringing the cumulative samples tested to 398,585.

From the new cases, 267 were Kenyans while four were foreigners.

 

Speaking during the daily Covid-19 briefing, Aman said age wise, the youngest was a one-year-old infant while oldest was 80 years old.

Some 208 patients have recovered from the disease, bringing  the total number of recoveries in the country so far to 17,368.

A total of 166 of those discharged were from the home-based programme, while 42 were discharged from various health facilities.

However, five more patients succumbed to the virus, raising fatalities to 487.

The new cases were spread-out in Nairobi 99, Kiambu 20, Laikipia 20, Migori 18, Uasin Gishu 18, Busia 12, Lamu 11, Samburu 11, Turkana 10, Kajiado 9, Makueni 4, Garissa 4, Nakuru 4, Mombasa 3, Machakos 3, Muranga 3, Kisumu 3, Kilifi 3, Taita Taveta 3, Tana River 3, Nandi 2, Nyeri 2, Marsabit 2, Kirinyaga 1, Vihiga 1, Embu 1 and Kitui 1.

Speaking at the Kenya Medical Training School in Karen, the CAS said KMTC Board has availed resources to 71 campuses countrywide to conduct health education, donate hand washing facilities and provide mental health and psychological support.

He also announced the donation of PPEs, Personal Protective Equipment, by the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) towards the fight against coronavirus.

"The donation will go along way in assisting our healthcare workers at the Dadaab refugee camp in Garissa County," he said.