Kenya’s Coronavirus Cases Nears The 7000th Mark

KENYAN’S Ministry of Health has reported 268 new Covid-19 cases from 2,074 samples tested in the last 24 hours, taking total number of Covid-19 cases in the country 6,941.

A total of 176, 659 samples have been tested so far.

Another 20 patients have been discharged from various facilities across the country.  The total recoveries now stand at 2,109.

Three more people have succumbed to the disease raising the death toll to 152.

Briefing the country on the status of Covid-19, Health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman said that 259 of the new cases are Kenyans and nine foreigners. He said 160 of those are male while 108 are female.

The country has now entered its fourth month since it reported its first case.

“In the past week, we have reported on average 222 cases per day, a situation that should concern all of us,” Dr. Aman said.

“The battle ahead is tough. There is so much to be done and this can only be achieved if we pay attention to the data,” he added.

The Ministry has also noted that the majority of people who have succumbed to the disease have underlying conditions for example hypertension and diabetes.

Since the first coronavirus case was confirmed in Kenya on March 13, the country has reported more than 6,500 cases and over 140 deaths.

According to the Ministry of Health, 10 per cent of infections are symptomatic. Over 65 percent of those infected are males and a majority are in the age group of 30-39 years.

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