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246 test positive for COVID-19 as 160 recover from the virus





246 have tested positive for COVID-19 after testing 4149 samples in the last 24 hours pushing total number of infections to 32,803.

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Out of the 246 new cases all are Kenyans except 5 that are foreigners.

170 are males and 76 females with the youngest case is a two-year old baby while the oldest is 77.

Speaking during COVID-19 daily press briefings, Chief Administrative Secretary Dr Rashid Aman said: “We have today recorded 160 recoveries. 120 are from the Home Care Based Programme. 34 from various hospitals and health facilities. Total number of recoveries now stands at 19,055.”


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5 patients have succumbed to the disease, bringing the fatality to 559.

Nairobi has 75 cases followed by Kiambu with 28, Kisumu 18, Machakos 16,
Garissa 13, Lamu 10, Migori 9, Turkana 9, Uasin Gishu 8 Mombasa 7, Taita Taveta 7, Nyeri 6, Kilifi 5.

Murang’a, Laikipia and Kitui have 4 cases each Kajiado 3, Kwale 3, Makueni 2, Embu 2, Nakuru 2, Nandi 2, Baringo 2, Bungoma 1, Busia 1, Kakamega 1, Nyamira 1, Tana River 1, Isiolo 1, Tharaka Nithi 1.

At the same time, Dr Aman appealed to Kenyans to seek treatment whenever one experiences malaria kind of symptoms noting that Malaria and COVID-19 symptoms are quite similar and may be mistaken for the other hence the need to seek medical attention to prevent further complications and misdiagnosis.

Malaria symptoms which include fever, weak joints, lack of appetite are similar to the symptoms of coronavirus.

Annually, about five million individuals are treated for malaria each year in Kenya.

Health facilities have been treating about 300,000 people for malaria every week, but since COVID-19 pandemic struck Kenya in March, that number has reduced to about 100,000 people being treated weekly.



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