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COVID-19 UPDATE: Kenya inches closer to the 20,000-mark as 788 more people test positive.

Kenya has on Thursday recorded 788 more cases of Covid-19 out of a sample of 5,521, bringing the total caseload to 19,913.Out of the confirmed cases, 785 are Kenyans. The youngest case involves a one-year old infant. Speaking during the daily briefing on Covid-19 in the country, Health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman said that more men are contracting the disease compared to women, and urged the gender to reevaluate their diet, ”I urge all of us to adopt a healthy lifestyle, avoid smoking and alcohol, and engage in physical activities.” He said this after it emerged that out of the 788 cases, 475 were male while 313 were female.

Nairobi was still leading with highest cases of Covid-19 with 487, while Kiambu followed closely with 86, then Nakuru with 34, Kajiado 26, Mombasa 25, Machakos 21, Busia 20. Other cases of Covid-19 are distributed in ; Narok 14, Bomet 9, Kericho 8,Siaya 8, Kisumu 8, Uasin Gishu 5, Baring 5, Nyeri 5, Bomet 9, Kericho 8, Siaya 8, Kisumu 8, Uasin Gishu 5, Baringo 5.

100 more people also recovered from the disease, bringing the total number of recoveries in the country to 8,121. Out of the 100, 8 had been placed under home-based care while 92 were admitted at various hospitals. However, 14 more people died of the disease, bringing the total number of recorded deaths to 325. 9 of the people who succumbed did not have any pre-existing conditions.The Ministry of Health has since sent its condolences to the families of the deceased.