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245 new COVID-19 cases reported in Kenya as 8 more die

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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.

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Further, the recovery rate continues rising, after 504 patients were declared free of the disease today.

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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.

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