Kenya reports 1,554 new COVID-19 infections

Kenyans walk past an informative mural about the Coronavirus along Haile Selassie avenue in Nairobi. Kenyans have made creative ideas of informative messages in murals, skits, face masks, songs and many more since the first case of covid-19 was confirmed. /Boniface Muthoni/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images
NAIROBI, KENYA – 2020/07/07: Kenyans walk past an informative mural about the Coronavirus along Haile Selassie Avenue in Nairobi, Kenya. (Photo by Boniface Muthoni/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

The Kenyan ministry of health confirmed 1,554 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, from a sample of 9,389 tests collected in the last 24 hours.

The total number of confirmed positive cases in the country stands at 81,656.

Health Cabinet Secretary (CS) Mutahi Kagwe announced that 599 patients recovered from the virus with 476 on the home-based care program while 123 were discharged from various hospitals, raising the total number of recoveries to 54,125.

The CS also reported that a total of 1,200 are admitted in various health facilities with 72 in the Intensive Care Unit, while 7,521 are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

The death toll from the virus has also risen to 1,441 after 14 more patients succumbed to the virus.