375 more people tested positive for COVID19 in Kenya.Total number rises to 16,643

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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,25TH JULY,2020-Kenya has recorded 375 new COVID19 cases in the last 24 hours bring the total number of infections in the country to a whooping   16, 643 .This was out of 2,052 samples that were tested within the period

Health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman said out of the 375 new cases, 351 are Kenyans while 24 are foreigners.

Aman said out of the cases, 229 were males while 146 were females.

“The youngest is a five months old infant while the oldest is 90 years,” Aman said.

The CAS said the cumulative samples tested now stands at 268,154.

Aman said some 128 patients had been discharged bringing the total number of recoveries to 7,574.

“Unfortunately, we have lost 4 more patients bringing the number of fatalities to 278. Our sincere condolences to the families affected,” Aman said.

Out of those discharged, Aman said 74 had come from the home-based program while 51 discharged from various facilities.

“It is now evident that reality has hit home, our brothers and sisters are losing lives with many more in hospitals. 50 per cent of those who have succumbed should be noted that had underlying conditions,” Aman said.

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