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461 New Covid-19 Cases, Deaths Rise to 209
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|461 New Covid-19 Cases, Deaths Rise to 209 by Kenyans247(1): Thu 16, July, 2020 02:05am|
he Ministry of Health on Wednesday, July 15, confirmed 461 new cases of Covid-19 in the country, bringing total cases recorded so far to 11,252
Speaking during the daily press briefing, Health CAS Rashid Aman noted that the new cases were recorded from 4,261 samples tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the total samples tested in the country to 235,425.
It was announced that 51 patients had been discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recoveries to 3,068.
The death toll from Covid-19 in Kenya rose to 209 after 7 more fatalities were confirmed.All, except 29 of the positive cases are Kenyans, with 461 of the positive cases 320 being males while 141 are females.
By age, the youngest is a one-year-old infant while the oldest is 86.
The distribution of the cases by counties was detailed as follows: Nairobi 248, Machakos 97, Kiambu 20, Kajiado 15, Migori 14, Busia 12, Nakuru 11, Laikipia 7, Nyeri 7, Kilifi 6, Lamu 4, Uasin Gishu 4 ,Kakamega 3, Kisii 3, Kisumu 2, Makueni 2, Mombasa 1, Taita Taveta 1, and Bomet 1.
The CAS highlighted the great risk facing health care workers in the battle against the pandemic, announcing that 450 health workers had tested positive to date.
He further stated that the government was plaicng extreme importance on the protection of healthcare workers by ensuring that they have the right protective gear and that if infected, they would receive the proper care.
According to the latest report, the country was experincing community transmission. With CAS Aman predicting that the virus wfind would soon be reported in many places including public offices. "We must contain it. Going forward the virus will show its ugly face in many places," he announced.
He also revealed that the projected number of infections showed that the tally would keep rising, peaking in August or September 2020.
Watch CAS Aman's Coronavirus briefing below:
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