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COVID-19 UPDATE: 538 more cases confirmed, caseload now at 24,411.

The Ministry of Health has said that 538 more people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the country from a sample of 6,195. The cumulative number of cases now stands at 24,411. 514 more people have recovered within the same period, bringing the cumulative number of recoveries to 10,444. 431 of the recovered had been placed under home-based care, while the rest had been admitted at various hospitals. 8 more patients have succumbed to the disease, bringing the total number of fatalities to 399. 6 of the deceased had underlying issues. Out of the 538 cases, 333 are male while 205 are female. The youngest person is a 2-year old while the oldest is an 85-year old. The cumulative samples tested in the country now stand at 335,318.

The numbers were reported by Health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman during the daily briefing on Covid-19 at Afya House, Nairobi. He also urged young mothers to breastfeed their young ones in order to boost immunity from the disease as the globe marks the World Breastfeeding Week 2020. He indicated that transmission of Covid-19 via breast milk was highly unlikely but highlighted a raft of precautionary measures to safeguard infants whose mothers had tested positive for Covid-19 or had exhibited symptoms.