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Kenya coronavirus cases surpass 80,000 mark

Total number of cases in country reaches 80,102, including 53,526 recoveries and 1,427 fatalities

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Kenya on Thursday recorded 780 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the country’s caseload to 80,102, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in Kenya has surpassed 80,000 marks, making it only the seventh African country to hit the milestone.

The Ministry of Health announced 780 new cases on Thursday, taking the East African country’s total number of infections to 80,102.

From the new cases reported, 754 were Kenyans while the remaining 26 were foreigners

Only South Africa, Morocco, Egypt, Ethiopia, Tunisia, and Libya have higher caseloads.

Kenya’s ministry of health also announced 10 new COVID-19 related deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of fatalities to 1,427.

Even though the country continues to report a high number of daily new infections as per standards in Africa, authorities remain confident the situation will be brought under control soon.

The government has set a 4 January date for schools to fully reopen.

The country is however still under a national nighttime curfew and a ban on large public gatherings.

Johnny Mapesa

Written by Johnny Mapesa

Johnny Mapesa is an award-winning Kenyan journalist who is driven with passion and has worked for several media brands both locally and internationally and currently working with African Stand.

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