Kenya records 154 new COVID19 cases as total caseload hits 94,768

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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,22ND DEC,2020-Kenya on Tuesday reported a total of 94,768 cases of Coronavirus after 154 more people tested positive.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said the new cases were from a sample size of  3,262 tests done in the last 24 hrs.

“It, therefore, means that Kenya has now surpassed over the 1 million mark in terms of testing. We have now tested 1,014,287 people since the first case was reported in March,” Kagwe said.

Kagwe said from the new cases 141 are Kenyans and 13 are foreigners with Nairobi County leading with 50 cases, followed by Kilifi with 20 cases, Kiambu 15 cases, Marsabit 10 cases and Busia 9 cases.

“What I would like to add is that we continue to lose people and today, we have lost three patients who have succumbed to the disease. This means we have so far lost 1,647 persons to date,” Kagwe said.

“I would like to point out that as we had for the Christmas holidays, it is so important for us to ensure that we protect ourselves to keep the measures that we have given and to try and save people as well as, tell them, not just for the rules yourselves but ask them to follow the rules,” he added

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