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Covid-19: Kenya cases rise to 607 as 25 more test positive

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By NASIBO KABALE
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Twenty-five more people have tested positive for Covid-19, raising Kenya’s total number of confirmed cases since the first on March 13 to 607.

The Health ministry, in its daily briefing on Thursday, said Nairobi accounted for 17 of the new cases, Kajiado and Wajir counties two each and Migori, Isiolo, Mombasa and Nakuru counties one each.

Isiolo’s case was the first, raising the total number of affected counties to 18.

Health Chief Administrative Secretary Rashid Aman also announced that seven more patients had been discharged, raising the total number of recoveries to 197.

He also said three more patients have died, raising the death toll in Kenya to 29.

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In Africa, the total of confirmed coronavirus cases was 52,989 while the number of active cases was 32,546, according to case tracker Worldometer’s count on May 7.

The continent had 2,018 deaths and 18,425 recoveries.

Since the first case of the virus was reported in Wuhan, China, on December 31, 2019, it had infected at least 3,836,819 people worldwide by May 7.

The total number of deaths worldwide was 265,366 and that of recoveries at 1,308,201.

The number of active cases stood at 2,263,252, with two per cent or 48,073 of them being critical and the rest mild.

Worldometer’s count showed that the number of closed cases or cases with an outcome was 1,573,567, with 83 per cent or 1,308,201 being the number of recoveries or those discharged.

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