COVID-19

244 test positive of virus as cases hit 38,115

Cumulative tests stand at 540,308 with 24,621 recoveries and 691 deaths.

In Summary

• According to the Ministry, cumulative tests now stand at 540,308 since the first case was reported in March.

• In a statement to newsrooms, the ministry said out of the new cases, 228 are Kenyans, 16 foreigners with 157 being males and 87 females.

ODM Party leader Raila Odinga when he undertook a coronavirus test at Kemri in Mbaghadhi hospital.
ODM Party leader Raila Odinga when he undertook a coronavirus test at Kemri in Mbaghadhi hospital.
Image: COURTESY.

Kenya has reported 244 more cases of Covid-19 bringing the total to 38,115.

Health Ministry on Sunday said the new cases were out of a sample size of 3,707 that was tested in at least 24 hrs.

According to the Ministry, cumulative tests now stand at 540,308 since the first case was reported in March.

In a statement to newsrooms, the ministry said out of the new cases, 228 are Kenyans, 16 foreigners with 157 being males and 87 females.

The youngest in the new cases is a three-month-old infant while the oldest is 85-year-old.

Nairobi leads with 63 new cases followed by Nakuru with 58, Kisii 23, Garissa 16, Kisumu 14 and Mombasa 13.

Kiambu has 10 cases, Busia 9 cases, Tran Nzoia 7 cases, Turkana 6 cases, Kajiado 5, Kericho 5, Uasin Gishu, Narok, Laikipia, Siaya each 2 cases.

Kakamega county, Marsabit, Bungoma, Meru, Murangá, Nyeri and Tharaka Nithi counties each have one case.

The ministry further said some 40 people had been discharged bringing the total number of recoveries to 24,621.

Of the recoveries, 30 are from the home-based cared program while 10 from various hospitals across the country.

Unfortunately, two more people have succumbed to the disease bringing the total number of deaths to 691.