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Kenya records 260 new coronavirus cases as total rises to 4,378

After testing 3,651 samples in the last 24 hours, Kenya has confirmed 260 more positive cases of coronavirus.

Of the new cases, 256 are Kenyans, while six are foreign nationals.

The age range is between 7 months old, and 90 years old.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said Sunday marked the 100th day since the country recorded the first case of coronavirus.

A total of 140,012 tests have been done since the onset of the virus.

In the new cases, Nairobi takes the lion’s share with 157 cases, followed by Mombasa with 42 cases, Kwale 15, Kiambu 14, Machakos 9, Kajiado 7, Migori 3, Nakuru 3, Busia 3, Homabay 2, Kilifi, Kisumu, Kisii, Kakamega and Laikipia 1 case each.

Two more people have succumbed to the virus, raising the fatalities toll to 123.

The recoveries toll has risen to 1,609 after 21 more patients were discharged in the last 24 hours.

According to CS Kagwe, 550 asymptomatic patients have been discharged from hospitals for home-based care.

The CS reiterated that personal responsibility is key when patients are put under the home-based care.

“It is evident that COVID-19 willbe with us longer and it will stretch our healthcare system, it is our personal responsibility to ensure we observe the containment measures to fight the disease,” he said.

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