Kenya records 442 cases of COVID-19

NAIROBI, KENYA - 2020/03/06: Health workers dressed in protective suits at the Coronavirus isolation ward in Mbagathi hospital amid Coronavirus fears in Nairobi. (Photo by Dennis Sigwe/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
NAIROBI, KENYA – 2020/03/06: Health workers dressed in protective suits at the Coronavirus isolation ward in Mbagathi hospital amid Coronavirus fears in Nairobi. (Photo by Dennis Sigwe/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

The Kenyan Health ministry on Friday reported 442 more coronavirus infections in Kenya, saying it had analyzed 5,327 samples in the last 24 hours.

According to Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS), Rashid Aman said this raised the total number of infections to 40,620 and that of samples tested since the first case was confirmed on March 13 to 580,039.Dr. Aman further reported four more deaths, raising the total to 755.

He said 166 more people had recovered from the disease, 140 of them in the home-based care programme, and 26 at various treatment centres, raising the total 30,876.

Of the new patients, 419 were Kenyans and 23 foreigners, 286 male and 156 female, the youngest three years old, and the oldest 86.