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Kenya on Tuesday recorded 397 new cases of Covid-19, raising the country’s total  to 14,168.

The new positives were drawn from the 3,637 people whose samples were tested within 24 hours. Out of which, 389 are Kenyans while eight are foreigners.

Health CAS Rashid Aman said in terms of gender, 236 are males and 161 are females. Age-wise, the youngest is a one-year-old infant, while the oldest is 90 years.

A total of 239 of the new cases are from Nairobi, 33 from Kiambu, 27 from Machakos, 17 in Nyeri, Busia 16, Nakuru 12,  Mombasa 12, Kajiado 10, Migori eight, Uasin Gishu eight, Kericho five, Narok three, Laikipia three, Kisii, Kisumu,  Lamu and Nyandarua have one case each. 

On a positive note, 642 patients had recovered from the disease, bringing  the total number of recoveries in the country so far to 6,258.

Out of this, 587 patients were from the home-based program and 55 from various medical facilities.

However, 12 more patients have succumbed to the virus, raising fatalities in the country to 250.

The CAS reiterated the importance of maintaining a proper diet to increase immunity during the coronavirus pandemic.

“Nutrition and physical exercise is optimal for everyone in the fight against this virus,” he said.

Aman insisted that this is especially important for the older Kenyans.

He noted that this age group should be given top priority in the hospitals.

“This cohort will be stressed, anxious and fear to leave their houses, I urge health practitioners to give them care on a priority basis,” he said.

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