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COVID-19 UPDATE: 544 more Covid-19 cases confirmed.

Health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman has on Monday confirmed 544 more Covid-19 cases in the country after testing 2,653 samples. The new cases bring the total case load to 22,597.

263 patients have also recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours. The total number of recoveries in the country now stands at 8,740. Out of the 263, 176 had been placed under the home-based care programme while 87 had been admitted at various hospitals.

However, Dr. Aman indicated that 13 more patients succumbed to the disease in the same period, bringing the total death toll to Out of the 13, the youngest was a 22-year old nurse. Her death now brings the number of deaths of healthcare practitioners to 8. 10 of the deceased had underlying issues, some of them multiple issues. Only 3 had no underlying issues.

Nairobi was once again leading in number of cases, with 412, followed by Kiambu county with 27.