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COVID-19: Recoveries toll nears 10,000 as confirmed cases rise by 671

Kenya has in the last 24 hours recorded 671 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total tally of confirmed cases in the country to 23,873.

Speaking during the daily COVID-19 briefing, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said 6,200 samples were tested under the same period, bringing the total number of samples tested so far in the country to 329,123.

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Out of the new cases, 633 cases are Kenyans, and 38 foreigners with 413 being men and 258 women.

The CS added that the youngest case is a 3-year-old child and the oldest a 94-year-old.

Also, 603 patients recovered from the virus, bringing the total tally of recoveries to 9,930.

Of the 603 recoveries, 436 were on the home-based care system while 167 were discharged from hospitals.

Unfortunately, 3 patients succumbed to the disease, raising the death toll to 391.

Also, CS Kagwe noted that two more healthcare workers succumbed to the disease as he urged counties to pay attention to concerns raised by medics.

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“We have lost 2 healthcare workers…This is like losing soldiers in a war… We urge county governments to listen to murmurs, concerns from healthcare workers with a view of addressing them,” he stated.

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