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Kenya Records New High Of 960 Covid-19 Cases In 24 Hours

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Covid-19 testing in Nairobi [Photo/Courtesy]

Kenya has recorded 960 new Covid-19 cases after testing of 8261 samples in the last 24 hours, bringing total case load to 17,603.

In a statement, the Ministry of Health said that out of the 960 new cases, Nairobi has the highest number of infections at 510.

Two more patients have succumbed to the disease, raising the number of fatalities recorded in the country so far to 280.

A total of 169 more patients have also recovered from the disease, 83 of them being discharged from hospitals while 86 were under home-based care. This now brings the cumulative number of recoveries to 7,743.

Out of the new cases, 952 are Kenyans while eight are foreigners.

While 604 are males, 356 are females with the youngest being 1-year old baby and the oldest 88 years old.

15, 091 contacts are being monitored while 4,651 people are currently on follow up.

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Written by Francis Muli

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