48 new COVID-19 cases recorded in last 24 hours

Health CAS
Dr Mercy Mwangangi, Health CAS.[ Photo courtesy]

Kenya recorded 48 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours bringing the total number of cases to 36,205.

Health CAS Dr Mercy Mwangangi during the daily brief on Monday at Afya House said that 1,081 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.

Of the 48 new positive cases, 31 were male and 17 were female while the youngest case was 12 years old and the oldest 75 years.

Some 176 patients were discharged after recovering and of these, 45 were from the home-based programme and 131 from various hospitals around the country bringing the total number of recoveries to 23,243.

Sadly, two patients succumbed to the disease bringing the total number of deaths to 624.

In county distribution, Mombasa led with 20 cases while Nairobi recorded 15 cases in the last 24 hours.

The CAS explained that Nairobi and Mombasa counties are high-risk areas and have continually recorded high attack rates.

This, she said, will be eradicated by joint efforts by the government and the community.

She also urged Kenyans not to relax on upholding the safety measures such as wearing masks, social distancing, and maintaining hand hygiene among others.

“We should not be complacent Covid-19 is still an issue globally and locally. MoH protocols still stand during political and social gatherings. Personal responsibility is key and no one is being forced to attend meetings,” she advised.