218 new COVID-19 cases confirmed, caseload now 37,707

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe. [Photo courtesy]

Kenya on Friday recorded 218 new COVID-19 cases bringing the country’s total caseload to 37,707.

Issuing the brief on Friday, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said that 5,424 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.

The total number of cases confirmed so far are 532,729.

Out of the 218 new cases, eight are foreigners with the youngest being a three-year-old and the oldest was 78 years.

159 were male and 59 were female.

Further, 170 patients were discharged, 79 of whom were from home-based programme and 91 from various hospitals around the country bringing the total number of recoveries to 24,504.

On a sad note, 13 patients succumbed to the disease bringing the total number of deaths to 682.

In the last 24 hours, Nairobi county led with 68 cases followed by Kisii with 28, Mombasa (21), Kisumu (19), Kiambu (13), Kajiado (11), Busia (10), Machakos (8), Tharaka Nithi (6), Garissa (6), Taita Taveta (5), Nakuru (4), Uasin Gishu (3), Narok (2), Laikipia (2), Kakamega (2), Kericho (2).

Homabay, Murang’a, Bomet, Kilifi, Makueni, Migori, Nyandarua and Nyeri counties recorded one case each.