Kenya, on Thursday, registered 10 coronavirus deaths within the 24 hours, pushing the worst-hit East African country’s death toll to a worrying 516 persons.
The latest statistics from the health ministry in Kenya show that a total of 426 Covid-19 infections were recorded from 5,158 samples, bringing the cumulative number of confirmed cases in the country to a regionally high, 31,441.
Health CAS, Dr. Mercy Mwangangi announced that Kenya, which recorded its first coronavirus death back in March 2020, has discharged 257 patients who have recovered from COVID 19 bringing the total number of recoveries to 17, 869. 195 of these are from the home-based care program while 62 have been discharged from various hospitals.
Answering concerns on why there are delays in testing, she confirmed that ” the COVID19 test is not conducted on an individual basis, we have to batch 94 samples and the run those as set” thus they have to take extra time meaning Kenyans have to exercise a little bit more patience.
Of the new cases, 417 are Kenyan whereas 9 of them are foreigners. A total of 239 patients are male while 187 are females with the youngest a three month old baby while the oldest is an 88-year old.
Kenya has not had the best of experiences with the education ministry declaring a lost school year way back in July.