Kenyan records 389 new COVID-19 cases, tally hits 7,577

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe. [Photo courtesy]

Kenya on Saturday recorded a new high with 389 people testing positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the country is now 7,577.

In a statement to newsrooms, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe stated that 4,829 samples were tested bringing the total number of samples tested to date to 185,035.

Three of the new cases are foreigners.

266 are males and 123 females with the youngest being a one-year-old and the oldest 93 years.

Some 88 other patients have been discharged from various hospitals bring the total number of recoveries to 2,236.

Sadly, five more patients have succumbed bringing the total of fatalities to 159.

Of the new cases, 248 are from Nairobi, 36 from Kajiado, 27 from Kiambu, 23 from Mombasa, 17 from Busia and ten from Machakos.

Other counties that recorded new case in the last 24 hours are: Migori (9), Kitui (6), Makueni (3), Uasin Gishu (3), Nakuru (3), Kilifi (3), Garissa, Murang’a and Narok recorded one case each.

The government has also announced that roadblocks to Mombasa will be removed to facilitate speedy transport of goods from the port of Mombasa.

Adan Mohamed, the CS for East African Community and Regional Development the turnaround time currently is affecting the transport sector and ending up into losses.