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COVID-19: CAS Mwangangi confirms 515 new cases, 7 deaths

Kenya’s COVID-19 confirmed cases has soared to 29,849 after 515 more people tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours.

Speaking during the daily COVID-19 briefing, Health CAS Dr Mercy Mwangangi said the new cases were recorded from 6,353 samples tested under the same period.

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Of the new cases, 496 are Kenyans while 19 are foreign nationals.

The oldest case recorded is 92 years old while the youngest is an 8-month old infant.

672 patients were discharged under the same period, bringing the total tally of recoveries in the country to 15,970.

Out of the 672 new recoveries, 65 were discharged from hospitals while 607 from the home-based care program.

Unfortunately, 7 patients succumbed to the virus, bringing the total number of fatalities to 472.

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In terms of distribution, Nairobi led with 251 cases, Kitui (41), Kiambu (33), Kericho (23), Kisii (19), Bomet (19), Nakuru (18), Homa Bay (16), Laikipia (12) and Muranga (11), Migori (10), Nyeri (9) Uasin Gishu (8), Kajiado (8), Mombasa (7), Lamu (5), Narok (4), Busia (4), Machakos (3), Nandi (3), Nyandarua (3), Wajir (3) and Kakamega (2).

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