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Kenya’s virus cases cross 25,000 mark after 727 new infections


Aug 7, 2020

Kenya on Friday recorded 727 new cases of Covid-19, raising the country’s total to 25, 138, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has confirmed.

The new positives were drawn from the 6, 814 people whose samples were tested within 24 hours.

From the new cases, 711 were Kenyans while 16 were foreigners.

Speaking during Health a tour of Kisii County to assess the level of Covid-19 preparedness, Kagwe said in terms of gender, 539 were male and 188 were female.

On a positive note, 674 patients have recovered from the disease, bringing  the total number of recoveries in the country so far to 11, 118.

A total of 125 were from home-based care while 549 were discharged from various health facilities.

However, 14 more patients succumbed to the virus, raising fatalities in the country to 413.

The CS urged Kenyans not to fear to seek medical care during the pandemic. 

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

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