19 people succumb to COVID-19 in 24 hours as cases hit 13,771

Rashid Aman
Dr Rashid Aman, Health CAS. [Photo courtesy]

Nineteen people have died from coronavirus in the last 24 hours bringing the death toll to 238.

On Monday, Health CAS Dr Rashid Aman in his daily briefing said that some 418 people tested positive within the same period bringing the cumulative COVID-19 cases to 13,771.

A total of 2,474 samples were tested bringing cumulative tests conducted since March to 246, 361.

Of the new cases reported, 408 are Kenyans while 10 are foreigners. 266 are male and 155 are female.

The youngest a one-year-old kid and the oldest is 86 years.

On a brighter note, 494 people were discharged. The total number of recovered patients is now 5,616.

Dr Aman noted that 465 of the 494 recoveries made in the last 24 hours are home-based.

Nairobi, however, continues to record high numbers.

Still on matters COVID-19, seven Kenyan truckers were denied entry into Uganda after testing positive for coronavirus on Monday.

The seven Kenyans add to another 15 who were denied entry into Uganda after testing positive, the Uganda Health Ministry indicates.

They were tested at various entry points.

So far, Uganda has recorded 1,069 cases.