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Kenya records 1068 Covid-19 positive cases


Kenya has recorded the highest number of Covid-19 positive cases in 24 hours. Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe on Thursday said 1,068 people  tested positive from 7,556 samples, bringing the total caseload to 47,212.

From the new cases, 1,044 are Kenyans while 12 are foreigners. In terms of gender distribution the CS said that 666 are male while 402 are female. The youngest case is a six-month-old infant while the oldest is 96 years old.

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The number of recovered patients in the country has risen 33,050 after 290 patients were declared cured.  The CS said that 235 people were  treated under the home-based care program while  55 were treated in various hospitals.

He said the death toll had risen to 870 after 12 more patients succumbed to the virus.

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