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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a past Covid-19 status briefing. Photo: MoH

COVID-19 UPDATE: 606 more cases confirmed, caseload now at 18,581.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has confirmed 606 more cases of Covid-19 in the country out of a sample size of 4,888. The total number of confirmed cases now stand at 18,581. The cumulative sample tested so far in the country also stands at 284,500. The sample size tested in the last 24 hours was 4,888.

Out of the 606 cases, 583 are Kenyans while 23 are foreigners. 409 are male while 197 are female.

75 people have recovered within the same period, bringing the number of recoveries to 7,908. However, 14 more patients have succumbed to the disease, raising the death toll to 299.

The CS cautioned against holding parties at home because it exposes family members to the virus. He emphasized that the police would strictly enforce the measures set to curb the spread of the virus, ”the ban on sale of alcohol does not mean that people can now take their alcohol to those places. The idea is to get people to stop socializing”.