Kenya in the last 24 hours recorded 727 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total tally of confirmed cases in the country to 21,363.

Speaking during the daily COVID-19 briefing at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced that 6,371 samples had been tested over the same period, bringing the total tally of samples tested so far to 310,330.

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Out of the new cases, 465 are male and 262 are female with the youngest patient being a one year old and the oldest is 92 years old.

696 are Kenyans while 31 foreigners.

The CS also announced that 254 patients have been discharged from hospital bringing the total recoveries to 8,419.


Out of the 254 discharges, 88 people are from home-based care treatment while 166 have been released from various hospitals.

Unfortunately, CS Kagwe announced 23 COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total death toll to 364.

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In terms of distribution Nairobi dominated with 470 cases, Kiambu followed with 64 cases, Kajiado 25, Kirinyaga 20, Mombasa 16, Migori 15, Busia 13, Machakos 12 and Laikipia 11.

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