Coronavirus infections cross 10,000 mark, 185 confirmed dead

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe/ FILE


Kenya’s Covid-19 infections have crossed the 10,000 mark, after 379 more people tested positive for the virus.

Sunday’s cases were from 7,050 samples.

“The cumulative number of tests conducted so far is now 215,037 and the total case load in the country stands at 10,105,” the Ministry of Health said on Sunday.

Out of the 379 cases, only three are foreigners, with 253 being males, and 126 of them female. The youngest is a two-year-old child, while the oldest is 97 years. One person succumbed to the virus, bringing the total deaths to 185.

Some 49 patients were discharged from various hospitals, bringing the total number of recoveries to 2,881.

Nairobi recorded 209 cases, Kiambu 49, Busia 38, Migori 19, Mombasa 16, Kajiado 12, Uain Gishu 8, Lamu 6 while Machakos and Nakuru had five cases each.

Wajir,and Kisumu had two cases each while Garissa, isiolo, Kericho, Nyamira, Nyeri and Trans-Nzoia recorded single cases.

At the global level, the virus has now infected 12.5 million people and killed 560,000 others. Some 6.89 million have recovered.

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