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Death toll rises to 585 with 212 new cases of Covid-19

By Susan Njire

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Kenya has recorded 212 more positive cases of covid-19 in the last 24hrs bringing the total number of confirmed positive cases in the country to 34 705.Speaking during a press briefing on Thursday September 3rd, health CAS Rashid Aman revealed that 3 937 samples have been tested over the last 24hrs bringing the total number of tests done to 463 499.

Out of the 212  positive cases,132 are men while 80 are women with the youngest being one month old baby and the oldest is aged 76 years.On a positive note,195 patients recovered from the virus and discharged. Out of the 195 recoveries,146 were under home based care while 54 are from various health facilities across the country.Total recoveries now stands at 20 644.

On a sad note,4 patients succumbed to the virus bringing the total number of fatalities to 585.However Rashid Aman emphasized on citizens to be more careful and abide by the measures given by the government.


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