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Covid-19 Cases Break 24-Hour Record
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|Covid-19 Cases Break 24-Hour Record by Kenyans247(1): Sat 18, July, 2020 04:40pm|
Kenya has recorded 688 new cases of Coronavirus (Covid-19) with the total cases reported so far rising to 12,750.
During a press conference in Embu County on Saturday, July 18, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced that the confirmed cases were recorded from 4,522 samples tested in the past 24 hours.
The total samples tested since Coronavirus broke out in March 2020 now stands at 238,163.
Out of the 688 positive cases, 425 were male and 263 were female.
Watch the video courtesy of NTV:
457 people recovered from Covid-19 with the total recoveries tallying at 4,440. 401 patients were on home-based care while 56 were hospitalised.
Three people died in the last 24 hours with the death toll rising to 225.
The youngest patient is 7-month old infant and the oldest is 95 years old.
As it stands, Nairobi County leads with a cumulative total of 7,298 while Mombasa is second at 1,812 cases and Kiambu with 725 cases.
Tana River county became the latest county to record a case.
The Health CS further advocated for personal responsibility in protecting each other and observing safety guidelines.
"You save me, I save you. We agree that we are going to save each other. Take the responsibility of saving your mother, father or friend," he stated.
He further commended measures taken by Embu county on upgrading its health facilities.
"Here in Embu, the County has established over 360 beds and an additional 18 ICU beds in readiness for the management of Covid-19. It is a great thing to see," he stated.
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