NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 12 – The Ministry of Health on Wednesday reported 743 COVID-19 recoveries, including 685 patients under home-based care, raising total recoveries to 14,610.
Health Chief Administrative Secretary Mercy Mwangangi said of the new cases, 21 are foreigners.
The cases included a month-old infant and an 87-year-old.
Nairobi (379), Kiambu (69), Kajiado (35), Machakos (25), Nyeri (23) Garissa (18) and Mombasa (16) were among counties reporting new cases.
The health ministry also reported 679 COVID-19 cases detected from 6,590 samples analyzed within 24 hours, raising infections reported since March to 28,104.
The country lost eighteen more patients to COVID-19 among them Kenya Medical Research Institute Corporate Affairs Director Kamau Mugenda, raising to 456 the total number of COVID-19 fatalities reported so far.