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BY UPESI NEWS REPORTER,NAIROBI,16TH JULY,2020-Kenya on Thursday recorded 421 new cases of Covid-19, raising the country’s total confirmed cases to 11,673.
The new cases emerged from 3,895 samples that were tested in the last 24 hours, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said.
He spoke during the daily Covid-19 briefing which was held in Nakuru on Thursday as ministry officials assessed the level of preparedness of the counties.
The cumulative samples tested so far are 230,096.
Kenya’s capacity to test has increased threefold since the first few cases in March.
From the new cases, the youngest is one year old while the oldest 93 years.
In terms of gender, 297 are male while 124 are female.
Eight more patients have succumbed to the virus, raising fatalities in the country to 217.
The Health Ministry has expressed concern about increasing number of deaths among patients with no history of co-morbid conditions.
Out of the seven deaths reported by the Health CAS Rashid Aman on Wednesday, two had no history of preexisting medical conditions.
Speaking during his daily briefings from Nakuru County Kagwe launched the Primary Healthcare Strategic Plan for 2020-24..
Out of the 43 counties with Covid-19 cases, Nairobi continues to lead, followed by Mombasa.