Covid-19: Kenya reports 35,793 cases after 190 more test positive

The Health ministry on Friday reported 190 new coronavirus infections in Kenya alongside 395 more recoveries and four more deaths.

In a statement, Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said 4,609 samples were analysed in the last 24 hours, raising the total number tested since March, when the country's first case was reported, to 490,445.


CS Kagwe said the 190 new patients raised the total number of declared Covid-19 cases in Kenya to 35,793.

Of the 395 more patients who recovered, 279 were treated in hospital and 116 at home, raising the country's total number of recovered patients to 22,442.

The CS said four more patients succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 616.

In terms of case distribution, Nairobi remained the country with the highest number of new infections - 65.

It was followed by Kitui with 27, Mombasa with 16, Uasin Gishu with 13 and Embu with 10.

Kisii County accounted for nine new patients, Garissa, Kajiado and Kiambu six each, Machakos, Nakuru, Meru, Kericho and Narok four each, Kisumu, Trans Nzoia, Bomet and Busia two each, and Murang'a, Bungoma, Kakamega and Kilifi one each.

One hundred and eighty two of the new patients were Kenyans and eight foreigners, 136 male and 54 female, and the youngest a year old and the oldest 85.