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Kenya Records 5 COVID-19 Deaths As Trans Nzoia Leads In Virus Cases

Health CAS Dr Mercy Mwangangi (Courtesy)

Kenya has recorded 141 new COVID-19 cases within the last 24 hours after 3,307 samples were tested. Tally is now at 37,489.

5 patients have however succumbed to the virus bringing the tally for recoveries to 669.

Speaking during the daily COVID-19 briefings from Thika, Health CAS Dr Mercy Mwangangi intimated that the youngest of the new cases was a four-year-old infant while the oldest was 74 years old.

Ultimately, Trans Nzoia leads with the rate of positivity by recording 28 cases in the last 24 hours.

Read: 130 New COVID-19 Cases, 5 Deaths As Tally Jumps To 37,348

County distribution is as follows: Nakuru 24, Nairobi 14, Migori 8, Turkana 5, Bungoma 2, Murang’a, Busia, Nyeri and Vihiga 1 case each.

On a brighter note,  81 patients have recovered from the disease, bringing the total number of recoveries in the country so far to 24,334.

12 out of the recoveries were from home-based programs while 69 were discharged from various health facilities across the country.

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Written by Mercy Auma

Passionate about human interest stories and politics. Email news@kahawatungu.com

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