Kenya records 711 new COVID-19 cases

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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)

Kenya’s health ministry on Sunday confirmed 711 new cases of COVID-19 from 6,672 samples tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the number of confirmed positive infections to 83,316.

So far Kenya has tested 885,933 samples since March.

The Ministry of Health also announced 576 patients recovered from the virus with 469 on the home-based care program while 107 were discharged from various hospitals bringing the total number of recoveries to 54,975.

The ministry also stated that there are 68 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 42 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 24 on supplemental oxygen while 23 are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Another 96 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom, 73 are in the general wards.

A total of 1,262 are admitted in various health facilities across the country while 7,806 are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

The death toll from the virus has also risen to 1,452 after seven more patients succumbed to the virus.

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