The Health ministry on Monday announced that 11 more people in Kenya had succumbed to Covid-19, raising the country’s death toll to 777.
Health Cabinet Secretary (CS) Mutahi Kagwe also reported just 73 new cases, down from 388 on Sunday, raising the count to 41,619.
He said the new infections were found after the analysis of 2,001 samples over the last 24 hours. With that number of samples, the total tested in Kenya since the first case was reported on March 13 rose to 593,199.
CS Kagwe further said that 97 more patients had recovered from the disease, with 66 discharged from various hospitals and 31 from the home-based care programme, raising Kenya’s number of recovered patients to 31,097.
Seventy of the new patients were Kenyans and three foreigners, 46 male and 27 female, and the youngest 17 years old and the oldest 77.
Nairobi accounted for 34 of the cases, Kilifi 18, Mombasa 11, Busia four, Taita Taveta two and Kirinyaga, Kiambu, Meru and Uasin Gishu one each.