Covid-19: Kenya records 667 new cases and 11 deaths

Health CAS Dr Mercy Mwangangi

Eleven more people have succumbed to COVID-19 in Kenya, raising the fatalities to 274 even as the country recorded 667 new positive cases.

The Health Ministry said the new cases were detected from 5,075 samples tested since Thursday.

“We have recorded 667 new cases and this raises the total infections in the country to 16,268,” said Dr Mercy Mwangangi, a Chief Administrative Secretary at the Ministry of Health.

She also announced 11 more deaths, raising the country’s fatality from the virus to 274.

“We are also delighted to announce that 145 patients have been discharged from hospital after recovering from COVID-19,” she said, “we also cleared 166 who were on home-based care.”

On Thursday, Dr Mwangangi warned that the country is drawing closer to the peak of infections projected to start in August, even as the country prepares to open her airspace to international passengers.

The country has been implementing a night curfew for the past three months until August 6, when President Uhuru Kenyatta will issue new restrictions.