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Kenya has recorded 616 new COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, bringing the total tally of confirmed cases in the country to 44,196.

In a statement to newsrooms, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said the new cases were recorded from 5,512 samples tested under the same period.

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This brings the total number of samples tested in the country to 617,064.

Out of the new cases, 594 are Kenyans while 22 are foreigners. 391 being men and 225 being women.

The youngest case is eight-month-infant child and the oldest is aged 86.

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104 more patients were discharged, bringing the total number of recoveries to 31,752.

Of the new discharges, 21 were discharged from various hospitals across the country and 83 from the home-based care programme.

Unfortunately, 12 patients succumbed to the disease, bringing the total number of fatalities to 825.

In terms of distribution, Nairobi led with 121, Nakuru 110, Uasin Gishu 74, Mombasa 55, Kakamega 32, Kericho 29, Kisumu 26, Bungoma 21, Garissa 20, Turkana 16, Kiambu 13, Homa Bay 10, Kajiado 10, Kisii 10, Laikipia 9, Busia 8, Isiolo 6, West Pokot 6, Murang’a 6.

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Others are; Bomet 5, Meru 4, Narok 4, Embu 3, Baringo 3, Nyeri 2, Kwale 2, Machakos 2, Makueni 2, Siaya 2, Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Wajir 1, Nandi 1, Kirinyaga 1, and Trans Nzoia 1.

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