Kenya hits grim milestone of 500 Covid-19 deaths
Health officials on Wednesday reported 19 new Covid-19 deaths, raising the country’s death toll from the coronavirus to 506.
One of the latest confirmed death was recorded in the community, Health Chief Administrative Secretary Mercy Mwangangi said. She added that 18 of the patients who succumbed to the virus had underlying health conditions.
Kenya’s first death attributed to the coronavirus was in late March.
Dr Mwangangi also reported 379 new coronavirus infections. That raises the countrywide total since the pandemic reached Kenya in March to 31, 015.
On Wednesday, there were 244 new recoveries reported, bringing the total number to 17,612 since the pandemic began.