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Kenya’s coronavirus cases surpass 89,000 mark

Over 500 new infections recorded, 14 more fatalities raise death toll to 1,545, says Health Ministry

Kenya's coronavirus cases surpass 89,000 www.theafricanstand.com

Over 500 more infections have taken Kenya’s COVID-19 tally past 89,000, the country’s Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

The death toll increased by 14 to reach 1,545, according to the latest figures.

“Today, 521 people have tested positive for the virus, from a sample size of 4,721 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing to 89,100 the number of confirmed positive cases in the country,” the ministry said.

The total number of tests done in Kenya to date is now at 938,936, it added.

Recoveries in the country increased by 425 to reach 69,839, according to the latest figures.

Across the world, COVID-19 has claimed over 1.55 million lives since last December.

The number of infections is nearing 68 million, while recoveries stand at over 43.72 million, according to the latest figures from the US’ Johns Hopkins University.

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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