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COVID-19 UPDATE: Kenya Records 690 New Cases, 58 Recoveries and 5 Deaths

VickyMakena
2020-08-02 13:02:54

Kenya on Monday recorded 690 new cases of Covid-19, raising the country's total to 22,053

The new positives were drawn from the 5,393 people whose samples were tested within 24 hours bringing the number of total sample tests to 315,723.

Of the 690 people who tested positive, nine are foreigners.


Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe. Photo/Courtesy

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe in a statement said in terms of gender, 492 were males and 198 were females. Age-wise, the youngest was a six-month -old infant, while the oldest was 83 years.

On a positive note, 58 patients have recovered from the disease, bringing the total number of recoveries in the country so far to 8,477

However, five more patients succumbed to the virus, raising fatalities in the country to 369.

Ministry of Health Director-General Dr Patrick Amoth on Sunday also clarified on reports made on Saturday about a covid-19 case in Samburu county.

Ministry of Health Director-General Dr Patrick Amoth.Photo/Courtesy

The ministry had on Saturday said Samburu county had reported one positive case reports the Samburu Governor Moses Lenolkulal immediately refuted.

In a statement, Dr Amoth said the case was a police officer working in Marsabit, adding that Marsabit Health Department had been contacted to take over the matter.

“Our Health Promotion Officer has managed to contact the patient reported in the media today as Covid-19 positive and a resident of Samburu. Upon being interviewed, He reported he was tested in Isiolo County on Friday 24th July 2020 en route to his workplace in Moyale where he works with the Border Control Unit as an administrative Police officer,” Dr.Amoth said.

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