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A further 18 deaths have been reported in Kenya due to COVID-19


The country has recorded 18 more deaths from coronary viruses, bringing the total number of disasters to 2,781.

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In addition, 137 people have been diagnosed with the virus after testing 1,641 samples in the past 24 hours, figures representing 8.3 percent of the infections.

The figures bring the total number of infections in the country to 160,559 people and the number of samples tested at 1,681,420 since March 2020.

Of those cases, 129 people were Kenyans while 8 were foreign nationals. 80 patients were men while 57 were women.

The youngest patient was 14 years old and the oldest was 97 years old.

Nairobi County still leads after copying 70 cases, followed by Uasin Gishu with 22 cases, Kericho 9, Mombasa 8, Kiambu 7, Machakos 4, Kirinyaga 2, Murang’a 2, Narok 2, Nyeri 2, while Taita Taveta, Bungoma , West Pokot, Kajiado, Kitui, Kwale, Makueni, Nakuru and Nyandarua reporting the same incident.

Meanwhile, 216 patients recovered, 170 from home treatment programs and 46 from various hospitals in the country, bringing the total number of survivors to 109,077.

To date 1,265 patients have been admitted to various hospitals across the country, with 6,614 others being cared for at home.

179 of those in the hospital are in the intensive care unit, 29 are on respirators and 110 are receiving extra oxygen.

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