Covid-19: Kenya records 14 more deaths as cases cross 25,000 mark



Kenya’s cumulative number of coronavirus cases shot to 25,138 on Friday, with the recording of 727 more cases after the testing of 6,814 samples.

While on a tour of Kisii County to assess measures taken to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, Health Cabinet Secretary (CS) Mutahi also reported that 674 more patients had recovered, raising the total to 11,118.

Another 14 patients had died, he said, raising the death toll to 413.

Of the new patients, 711 were Kenyans and 16 foreigners, while  539 were male and 188 female.

While noting the continued recording of more cases of male patients, CS Kagwe asked them to be as careful as women had been.

As of August 7, Kenya, which confirmed its first Covid-19 case on March 13, had tested a total of 342,132 samples.


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