Kenya on Saturday recorded the highest number of Covid-19 deaths after 23 more patients succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours.The number of fatalities in the country currently stands at 364.
Among those who succumbed to the deadly disease in the country is a 16 year old.
“We are increasingly seeing younger people passing away. People should stop socialising and gathering,” he said.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said the teenager’s death raises concern over the risk the disease poses to young people.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe also announced that the country’s confirmed Covid-19 numbers also rose to 21,363 following 727 more cases confirmed in the last 24 hours. The new cases are from 6371 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.
Of the new confirmed cases, 696 are Kenyans while 31 foreigners: 465 are males and 262 are female.
CS Kagwe stated that Nairobi remains a hotspot and Kirinyaga is also another county where infection rate is rapidly rising.
The cases are distributed in Nairobi 470,Kiambu 64,Kajiado 25, Kirinyaga 20, Mombasa 16, Migori 15,Busia 13, Machakos 12, Laikipia 11, Nakuru, Muranga and Kisumu 9 each,Nyeri and Siaya 7 each,Nyandarua, Narok and Uasin Gishu 5 each, Isiolol, and Nandi 4 each,Garissa 3, Bomet, Meru, Vihiga and Homa Bay 2 each, Kilifi, Bungoma, Kisii, Samburu, Trans Nzoia and Kwale 1 each