245 new COVID-19 cases reported in Kenya as 8 more die
Kenya has lost 8 more lives to COVID-19, raising the death tally to 482.
This comes even as the country’s caseload increase by 245 new infections over the last 24 hours. They were recorded from a sample of 3,150, tested across the country.
Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr Rashid Aman says of the fatalities, 5 had underlying issues.
Further, the recovery rate continues rising, after 504 patients were declared free of the disease today.
Aman says 43 of those were discharged from various health facilities, while 461 underwent treatment while on home-based programme.
Of today’s new cases, 8 are foreigners.
The youngest victim today is a 8 month-old baby, with the oldest aged 79 years.
A majority of the cases were reported in Nairobi, followed by Kiambu, which has since overtaken Mombasa.