Health Ministry reports 492 new COVID-19 cases

The Ministry of Health on Monday said it had recorded 492 new cases of COVID-19 from 4,603 samples, pushing the total number of confirmed cases to 26,928.

Speaking in Kericho County, CS Mutahi Kagwe said his ministry was now directing its energy on sensitizing people against stigmatizing people found to have the virus.

He however said his ministry had recorded 534 recoveries of which 478 were recuperating under home-based care.

According to Kagwe, the new confirmed infections were spread between seven nationalities (Burundian 6, Chinese 2, Ethiopian 1, Indian 2, Kenyan 478, Rwandese 1 and Somali 2).

On the gender distribution, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said 331 were male while 161 were female.

“The youngest confirmed case was 11 months and the oldest 83-years-old,” the CS said.