Kenya on Thursday reported 147 new Covid-19 cases and three more deaths, raising the tally of infections to 1,618 and the death toll to 58.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said in a briefing that 13 coronavirus patients left hospitals in the past 24 hours, taking the number of recoveries in the country to 421.
The number of Covid-19 cases recorded Thursday is the highest since the first case was reported in Kenya on March 13.
“Today, we have recorded the high of 147 people testing positive out of 2,831 samples tested. The cumulative tests conducted so far is 70,172,” the CS said.
Out of the new 147 cases, 87 are males and 60 females. The CS said based from government statistics men are more prone to being infected with the new coronavirus than women.