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Kenya records 188 new Covid-19 cases, Mombasa leading

Three more patients succumbed to the virus, bringing the total to 622.

In Summary

• Health CS Mutahi Kagwe says that 3,092 samples were collected for the test, bringing the number of cumulative tests to 497,652.

• Mombasa recorded the highest number of the virus, contributing to 43, Turkana 29, Trans Nzoia 27 and Nairobi 23. 

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a media briefing on coronavirus at Afya House in Nairobi on April 4.
COVID-19 SITUATION: Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a media briefing on coronavirus at Afya House in Nairobi on April 4.
Image: EZEKIEL AMING'A

The country recorded 188 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health said in a statement on Sunday.

The total number of confirmed cases now stands at 36,157.

The statement from CS Mutahi Kagwe says that 3,092 samples were collected for the test, bringing the number of cumulative tests to 497,652.

 

At the same time, the CS said three more patients succumbed to the virus, bringing the number of deaths related to the virus to 622. 

From the new cases, all are Kenyans except five, comprising 149 males and 39 females. They are aged between two and 78 years.

Mombasa county recorded the highest number of cases at 43, Turkana 29, Trans Nzoia 27 and Nairobi 23.

Kiambu had 10 cases, Nakuru and Kajiado seven each; Uasin Gishu, Kilifi and Embu five each; Kisumu, Kericho and Taita Taveta four; Kitui, Nyeri, Laikipia and Meru two each; while Narok, Machakos Lamu, Samburu, Tharaka Nithi , Garissa and Kakamega had one each. 

The number of recoveries increased by 296, where 28 are from home-based care and 268 from various hospitals.

The number of recoveries in the country now stands at 23,067.

On Saturday, the country reported 176 new cases picked from 4,115 samples.

From the new cases, all were Kenyans except 5 cases from foreigners where 132 are males while 44 are females.

The youngest patient was a three-month-old infant and the oldest is 78.