538 more COVID-19 cases recorded on Saturday, caseload now 41,158

Mutahi Kagwe
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe. [Photo: Health Business]

Kenya has recorded 538 more COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours as bringing the country’s total caseload to 41,158.

In a statement to newsrooms on Saturday, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced that 6,872 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. This brings the total number of samples tested so far to 586,911.

Out of the 538 news cases, 496 were Kenyans and 42  were foreigners. 430 were male and 108 were female while the youngest case was a one-year old and the oldest was aged 85.

At the same time, 61 patients were discharged 40 from home-based care programme and 21 from various hospitals around the country bringing the total number of recoveries to 30,937.

Unfortunately, five patients succumbed to the disease bringing the total deaths to 760.

Nairobi had the highest cases with 157, Bungoma (118), Nakuru (48), Turkana (41), Mombasa (33), Kilifi (31), Uasin Gishu (16), Kisumu (13), Kisii (12), Meru (12), Garissa (9), Trans Nzoia (9).
Narok and Kiambu counties had 8 cases each, Kakamega (6), Isiolo (4), Kwale (3), Nyaira (2), Kitui (2), Migori (2), Busia (1), Elgeyo Marakwet (1) and Marsabit (1).