Kenya’s Covid-19 cases cross 25,000 mark as Africa’s pass 1 million

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe in a virtual meeting with UK High Commissioner Jane Marriott on August 6/ MOH

Kenya’s caseload has now jumped over 25, 000 following the confirmation of 727 new Covid-19 cases on Friday.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announcement now brings the total confirmed case to 25, 138.

The new cases were from a sample size of 6, 814 people and 711 were Kenyans, while 16 are foreigners. In terms of gender, 539 are male and 188 females.

Speaking in Kisii County, CS Kagwe announced 674 patients have recovered, bringing the total number of recoveries to 11, 118. From these, 125 were from home-based care, while 549 were discharged from various hospitals and isolation centres.

Some 14 more patients have succumbed to the virus, raising fatalities to 413.

“Our health facilities are open to other diseases, not just Covid-19. We have separated the Covid-19 cases from other hospitalised people. Let’s not fear to seek medical care,” Kagwe said as he urged Kenyans not to fear to seek treatment.

This is s Africa coronavirus cases crossed the one million mark. More than 22,000 people have died with Covid-19 and almost 690,000 people have recovered.

South Africa has the highest recorded number of total cases and reported deaths, and make up more than half of all the cases in Africa.

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