Kenya’s COVID-19 Cases Hits 35,969

A health worker takes a swab from a woman during a community COVID-19 coronavirus testing campaign in Abuja on April 15, 2020. – The Nigerian government commence search and sample collections of eligible cases as they struggle to contain the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic as cases rise in Nigeria amidst lockdown. (Photo by Kola Sulaimon / AFP)

Kenya has reported 176 new cases reported of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the last 24 hours, bringing total cases in the country to 35,969.

Five of the new cases are foreigners; 132 are males while 44 are females, the health ministry said in a statement.

The youngest patient is a three-month-old infant and the oldest is 78.

The new cases were picked from 4,115 samples, adding the cumulative tests in the country to 494,560.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe added that the country recorded three more deaths related to the virus.

The government has also said that 329 people have been discharged after testing negative for the virus.

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Forty-three recoveries are from the Home-Based Care Program while 286 are from various hos[pitals across the country.

Nairobi had 32 cases, Nakuru 29, Mombasa 22, Kajiado 14, Kisii 9, Kiambu 7, Garissa 6, Nyeri 6, Migori 6, Kisumu 6, Vihiga 6, Uasin Gishu 5, Kwale 5, and Meru 5.

Narok had 3 cases, Kericho 2, Nyandarua 2, Busia 2, Kitui 2, Murang’a 1, Homabay 1, Kilifi 1, Laikipia 1, Embu 1, Machakos 1 and Baringo 1.

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