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Kenya has recorded 148 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total tally of confirmed cases in the country to 36,724.

In a statement signed by Health CS Mutahi Kagwe, the new casrs were recorded from 2,438 samples tested under the same period.

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This brings the total tally of samples tested in the country so far to 511,614.

Out of the new cases, 145 are Kenyans while 3 are foreigners with 105 of them being men and 43 women.

The youngest case is a two-year-old and the oldest is aged 75.

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Also, 98 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries to 23,709.

46 of the recent discharges are from home-based care programme while 52 are from hospitals across the country.

Unfortunately, four patients succumbed to the disease, bringing the total number of deaths to 646.

In terms of distribution Mombasa County led with 40 cases, Nairobi 32 cases, Laikipia 15, Kiambu 11, Nakuru 7, Embu 7, Uasin Gishu 6, Kajiado 6, Taita Taveta 5, Kisumu 5, Kitui 4, Trans Nzoia 3, Baringo 1, Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Kwale 1, Machakos 1, Kericho 1, Makueni 1 and Murang’a 1.

In Mombasa county, the 40 cases in were reported from Mvita (14), Kisauni (11), Likoni (5), Nyali (4), Changamwe and Jomvu had three cases each.

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In Nairobi, the 32 cases are from Westlands (6), Embakasi East (4), Lang’ata and Starehe (3) cases each, Dagoretti North, Embakasi South, Embakasi West, Kasarani and Ruaraka (2) cases each.Dagoretti South, Embakasi Central, Embakasi North, Kibra, Makadara and Roysambu had (1) case each.

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