Record 1,395 new Covid-19 cases in Kenya as death toll nears 1,000

A train steward wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), ushers in passengers as they board the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) train in Nairobi on July 13, 2020, after the Kenyan government started easing Covid-19 restrictions.

Photo credit: Simon Maina | AFP

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  • CS Kagwe said 1,087 patients had recovered from the disease, 1,019 of them at home and 68 at health facilities across the country, raising the number of recovered patients to 39,963.
  • The ministry said 1,241 patients were in hospital as of Saturday, 55 of them in intensive care units (ICU) and 11 in high dependency units (HDU). 

Kenya on Saturday reported another record high of 1,395 new cases of Covid-19, raising its tally of declared infections to 55,192.

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