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690 More Test Positive For Covid-19 As Five Die Of The Virus

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe. [PHOTO/ COURTESY]

690 more cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the country, raising the tally to 22,053 after testing 5,393 samples in the last 24 hours.

The youngest in the new infections is six months old and the oldest 83. Males are 492 in number and females 198.

In a statement, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said that 58 more patients had been discharged from hospitals and home-based care programmes, raising the number of recoveries to 8,477.

Five more patients had died, raising the toll to 369.

Nairobi accounted for 535 patients, Kiambu 56, Kajiado 28, Nyeri 24, Busia nine, Machakos seven, Nakuru and Kisumu six each, and Embu and Garissa  four each.

Laikipia and Narok each had three new patients while Meru, Mombasa, Nyandarua, Bungoma and Kwale had one each.

In Nairobi, Westlands had 63 cases, Lang’ata 44, Dagoretti North and Dagoretti South 43 each, Embakasi East 40, Starehe 38, Kamukunji 32 and Makadara 30.

Embakasi South recorded 29, Kasarani 27, Kibra 25, Embakasi West 23, Roysambu 21, Embakasi North 20, Embakasi Central 19, Ruaraka 19 and Mathare  19.

In Kiambu, Ruiru had 15 cases, Gatundu south 12, Kikuyu 11, Limuru six, Kiambu Town four, Kiambaa three, Juja and Kabete two each and Lari one.

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Written by Francis Muli

Senior reporter at Kahawa Tungu, Muli has a passion for human interest stories. Believes in unearthing societal rots that have been hidden from the public eye.
Follow me on Twitter @FmuliKE. Email francis@kahawatungu.com

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