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580 More covid-19 cases confirmed in Kenya

By Susan Njire

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The number of covid-19 cases in Kenya has risen to 29,334 after 580 more people confirmed to have contacted the virus following testing of 5,458 samples. Health CAS Dr. Mercy Mwangangi announced that the new cases included 530 Kenyans and 50 foreigners with the youngest being a one year old baby and the eldest aged ninety two years old.

The number of covid-19 related fatalities in the country rose 460 after five more patients succumbed to the virus. 198 more people reported to have recovered from the virus raising the number of recoveries so far to 15,298.Out of the 198 recoveries,119 were under the home based care programme while 79 were discharged from hospital.

In regard to race for vaccine, Kenya and South Africa remain two front runner countries in Africa considering vaccine trials in collaboration with partners such as the Oxford University. Meanwhile, ministry of health continues to appreciate the support of all health Care workers and emphasize more on citizens to take care of themselves.


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