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Four more fatalities as Kenya’s death rate drops to 2.03% from 8,000 positive case load

Four more patients succumbed to COVID-19 within 24 hours leading to Monday raising the country’s death toll to 164  with the country’s case fatality rate remaining at 2.03% for the second day in a row.

The country’s case fatality rate has been declining to an average of 2% in July as compared to June’s 2.5%, 3.4% recorded in May and 5% in April.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe also announced the recovery of 127 patients bringing to 2,414 the total number of patients who have been cleared of the virus since 1 April.

“We have discharged 127 patients from various hospitals, bringing to 2414 the total number of recoveries, we thank our healthcare workers for the good work,” Kagwe added.

 Having tested 191,394 samples since the virus outbreak in the country, the total positive cases recorded since 14 March rose 8,067 with 181 new infections reported.

There are 5,489 patients who are still under care at various health facilities and home-based care.

A four-month-old infant was among the 181 new cases reported on Monday which include 123 males and 58 females.

The cases are spread across Nairobi (134), Kiambu (19), Mombasa (9), Kajiado (6), Machakos (6), Lamu (3), Murang’a (2), Uasin Gishu (1) and Kirinyaga (1).

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