Kenya records 561 new COVID19 cases as 355 recover from the virus

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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,9TH DEC 2020-Kenya has recorded 561 new COVID19 cases in the last 24 hours after  6,387 samples were tested within the period , bringing the total number to 89,661. The cumulative tests in the country now stand at 945,323.

From the cases, 539 are Kenyans while 22 are foreigners. Of the cases, 387 are males and 174 are females.

Age wise, the youngest is a one-year-old while the oldest is 87 years old.

The country has also witnessed 355 number of recoveries, bringing the total number of recoveries to 70,194.

274 are from the home based care program while 81 are from various health facilities.

Unfortunately, seven patients have succumbed to the disease, with the total number of deaths coming to 1,552.

On Wednesday, the world marked the International Anti-corruption Day that has this year been themed “Recover with Integrity to Build Forward Better.

“We at the Ministry of Health are reminded once more about the virtuous nature of healthcare and the sanctity of the professions in it,” Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said in a statement released on Wednesday.

On this day, Kagwe said he would like to salute all those that heed this in the medical field and to acknowledge that were it not for them, the elderly would perish without the sense of respect and compassion deserved while all our sickly would languish as a result of systems that are compromised by corruption.

“We know only too well what the catastrophic impact of corruption looks like; its devastating health outcomes include inaccessibility to quality, equitable and efficient care, and of course, the trails of death that come with it,” he said

Distribution   of   the  cases  by Counties is  as  follows; Nairobi 189,  Mombasa 85, Bungoma 65, Busia 36, Jericho 19, Kiambu 19, Kwale 19, Kisumu 17, Embu 13, Kilifi 12, Nakuru and Lamu 11, Uasin Gishu and Marsabit with nine.

Others are Kakamega seven, Nyeri and Kirinyaga with six cases each, Machakos and Laikipia with four cases each, Kajiado 3, Murang’a, Homa Bay, Turkana, Makueni and Tana River with two cases each, while Taita Taveta, Nyandarua, Elgeyo Marakwet, Vihiga, Meru, Siaya and Trans Nzoia have one case each

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