Kenya records 73 new COVID-19 cases

A health worker dressed in personal protective equipment (PPE) takes a nasopharyngeal swab sample from a resident during a Covid-19 testing drive at Olympic Primary School in Nairobi, Kenya, on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Photographer: Patrick Meinhardt/Bloomberg 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)

Eleven more patients have succumbed to COVID-19 in Kenya bringing the death toll recorded so far to 777.

According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Health, 73 people have tested positive from a sample size of 2,001 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing to 41, 619 the number of confirmed positive cases in the country.

“From the cases, 70 are Kenyans and 3 are foreigners. 46 are males and 27 females. The youngest is 17 years old while the oldest is 77,” reads the statement.

At the same time, 97 people have recovered from the disease with 66 being discharged from various hospitals and 31 from the Home-Based Care Program. Total recoveries now stand at 31,097.

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