The coronavirus death toll in Kenya hit a 700 mark after nine more people succumbed to the disease.
The deaths were against 60 patients who recovered from the virus, raising the total recoveries to 24, 681. 34 patients were from home-based care programme while 24 were from various health facilities.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced that 1, 107 samples were collected in the past hours and 53 people turned out to be positive.
Monday’s record brings the total number of COVID-10 infections in the country to 38,168.
Nairobi and Meru Coutied tied at 11 cases in Monday’s results.
The rest are as follow; Kiambu 6, Uasin Gishu 6, Nakuru 4, Kajiado 3, Garissa 2, Busia 2, Laikipia 2, Machakos 2, Makueni 1, Embu 1, Kisumu 1 and Kwale 1.
In terms of Sub County Distribution; the 11 cases in Nairobi, are from Embakasi West and Lang’ata (2) cases each, Embakasi South, Kasarani, Kibra, Makadara, Roysambu, Starehe and Westlands (1) case each.
In Meru, the 11 cases are from Igembe North (9), Imenti North and Imenti South (1) case each.
According to CS Kagwe, the country has conducted 541,415 samples since the outbreak on March 13.