Kenya reports 396 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 396 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, from a sample of 4,717 tests collected in the last 24 hours.

The total number of confirmed positive cases in the country stands at 88,380.

Of the 396 new COVID-19 patients, 373 Kenyans and 23 foreigners whereas 254 were male and 142 female. The youngest one was two years old and the oldest 85.

Health Cabinet Secretary (CS) Mutahi Kagwe announced that 397 patients recovered from the virus with 318 on the home-based care program while 79 were discharged from various hospitals, raising the total number of recoveries to 68,929.

The CS also reported that a total of 1,178 are admitted in various health facilities with 86 in the Intensive Care Unit, while 8,113 are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

The death toll from the virus has also risen to 1,526 after eight more patients succumbed to the virus.