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312 COVID-19 recoveries registered as national death toll rises to 728

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 3 — COVID-19 recoveries increased to 26,426 on Saturday after 312 patients were cleared by health officials having fully recovered from the disease that has claimed 728 lives in the country.

The health ministry announced three more deaths reported within 24 hours.

The 312 patients who recovered included 229 under home-based care.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe reported 261 newly detected cases raising virus cases registered since March to 39,184.

Nairobi County accounted for 128 cases followed by Kisumu at thirty-seven and Mombasa (13).

The cases were identified from 3387 samples that were tested since Friday.

The cases reported on Saturday included twelve foreigners. 186 of the new cases are males while 75 are females.

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