11 more patients dead as Kenya records 73 new COVID-19 cases


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

In a statement , the Ministry of Health also announced 73 people have tested positive from a sample size of 2,001 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,” .

The 73 new cases are distributed across the counties as follows: Nairobi 34, Kilifi 18, Mombasa 11, Busia 4, Taita Taveta 2, Kirinyaga 1. Kiambu 1, Meru 1 and Uasin Gishu 1.

In Nairobi, the 34 cases are from Kibra and Westlands (3) cases each, Dagoretti North, Dagoretti South, Embakasi Central, Embakasi East, Embakasi North, Embakasi South, Embakasi West, Kamukunji, Lang’ata, Makadara, Mathare, Roysambu, Ruaraka and Starehe (2) cases each.