164 new COVID-19 cases confirmed, tally now 37,871

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe
Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Health Mutahi Kagwe [Photo/Xinhua]

Kenya on Saturday recorded 164 new COVID-19 cases bringing the country’s total cases to 37,871.

In a statement, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced that 3,872 samples were tested in the last 24 hours bringing the total number of samples tested so far to 536, 601.

Out of the 164 new cases, 14 were foreigners.

115 are male and 49 are female while the youngest case is a six-month-old infant and the oldest is aged 81.

Some 77 patients were discharged, 37 from the home-based programme and 40 from various hospitals around the country bringing the total number of recoveries to 24,581.

Sadly seven patients succumbed to the disease bringing the total number of deaths to 689.

Nairobi had 41 cases, Busia 22, Kisumu 17, Turkana 14, Embu 12, Mombasa 11, Nakuru 10, West Pokot 6, Transnzoia 5, Narok 4, Machakos 4, Uasin Gishu 4, Kilifi 3, Bungoma 2, Kiambu 2, Marsabit 2, Kakamega, Kericho, Nandi, Siaya, Taita Taveta have a case each.