Kenya reports 271 new CVID-19 cases, total tally jumps to 97,398


Kenya's health ministry on Wednesday reported 271 new COVID-19 infections to take the country's total number of confirmed cases to 97,398.

The ministry noted that the new positive results were drawn from a sample size of 5,830 tests conducted within the last 24 hours.

It also announced that four patients had died from COVID-19 in the same period, raising the East African country's total number of fatalities to 1,694.

Kenya's caseload is the eighth-highest in Africa, only shadowed by tallies registered by South Africa (1,127,759), Morocco (445,439), Tunisia (147,061), Egypt (144,583), Ethiopia (126,241), Libya (102,880) and Algeria (102,880).

The East African country's death toll is the seventh-highest on the continent.

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