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Health CAS Rashid Aman during a Covid-19 status briefing. Photo: Ministry of Health

COVID-19 UPDATE: Confirmed cases rise to 6,941 as hypertension, diabetes marked major contributors to Covid-19 deaths

Kenya has on Thursday July 2, reported an additional 268 new Covid-19 cases raising the total number of confirmed cases to 6,941 in the country.

According to Health CAS Rashid Aman during the daily Covid-19 status update, the cases are drawn from 2,704 samples tested in the last 24 hours with the country’s cumulative tests at 176,659.

20 more patients have recovered raising the number of recoveries to 2,109.

Unfortunately, 3 more people succumbed to the disease bringing the total number of fatalities to 152.

And here is how the cases are distributed at the counties level;

During the address CAS Aman noted that majority of those who have succumbed to the disease had underlying conditions such diabetes and hypertension.

“Majority of the people, who have succumbed to COVID-19, had underlying disease conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension. These are Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), whose burden to the health system is on the rise”, Aman stated

The CAS called on Kenyans to embrace a healthy lifestyle by observing and taking healthy diets and attending regular medical checkups.