23 patients have succumbed to Covid-19 in Kenya, making it the highest number of fatalities recorded in the country in a single day.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said a 16-year-old patient was among the 23 people who lost their lives to the virus. This raised the Covid-19 death toll in the country to 324.
“We are increasingly seeing younger people passing away. People should stop socializing and gathering,” said Kagwe in a media briefing on Saturday.
In the last four days, the country has lost 65 patients including 12 on Wednesday, 14 on Thursday, and 16 on Friday.
The Health Ministry also announced the discovery of 727 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections to 21,363.
The new cases comprise 696 Kenyans and 31 foreigners with 465 being males while 262 are females. Nairobi registered the highest cases with 470 followed by Kiambu (64), Kajiado (25), Kirinyaga (20), Mombasa (16), Migori (15), Busia (13), Machakos (12), and Laikipia (11).
On the other hand, the tally of recoveries rose to 8,419 after 254 patients were found to have fully recuperated from the infection.