167 more people test positive for covid-19

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Kenya has recorded 167 new covid-19 infections, the highest number ever recorded since the virus outbreak in the country.

The new confirmed infections were reported following the 2833 samples taken in the last 24 hours. Currently, the number of covid-19 in the country stands at 2767.

The 167 new COVID-19 patients include 159 Kenyans, 4 Eritreans, and a South Sudanese national.

In a Sunday press briefing, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said of the infected people; the oldest was a 75-year-old ad the youngest an 11-month-old baby.

The distribution of the covid-19 infections in various counties is as follows: Nairobi (54), Mombasa (47), Busia (28), Kiambu (14), Uasin Gishu (11), Kisumu (4), Machakos (3).

Turkana, Siaya, Migori, Makueni, Kwale, and Homa Bay each recorded one case.

At the same time, 46 more individuals recuperated, bringing the total number of recoveries in the country to 752. Simultaneously, the total number of deaths stands at 84 after one more person succumbed to the virus.

During the presser, Mr. Kagwe thanked those in charge of Nyumba Kumi for remaining vigilant and reporting infections in their areas.

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