Covid-19: Kenya crosses the 10,000 mark with 379 more positive infections today


The Health ministry reported 379 more cases of the coronavirus in Kenya on Sunday, raising the case load to 10,105, about four months since the first case was reported.

The country’s first case of Covid-19 was announced on March 13 and later, the ministry projected that there would be 10,000 cases before the end of April. Dr Patrick Amoth, the acting director-general in the ministry, noted that this was the worst case scenario.

In a statement on Sunday, Health Cabinet Secretary (CS) Mutahi Kagwe also announced that 49 more patients had been discharged from hospital. This raised the total number of recoveries to 2,881.

One more patient has died, raising the death toll to 185.

So far, the country has tested a total of 215,037 samples, including the 7,050 analysed in the last 24 hours.

Of the new patients, 376 were Kenyans and three foreigners. Two hundred and fifty three were male and 126 female whereas the youngest patient was two years old and the oldest 97

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