FILE PHOTO: Healthcare workers and patients at the COVID-19 patient isolation center in Machakos town in eastern Kenya, August 3, 2020. /VCG
Kenya's COVID-19 caseload is approaching the 100,000 mark as the country's health ministry reports a steady increase in the number of infections.
The ministry on Sunday reported 80 new cases, taking the country's total number of infections to 99,162.
The country's total number of virus-related fatalities also rose to 1,731 as the ministry announced that three patients had died in the last 24 hours.
Kenya's caseload is the ninth-highest in Africa, only shadowed by tallies recorded by South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Libya, Nigeria and Algeria.
Its death toll is the seventh-highest on the continent.
The ministry of health also announced that 26 patients had recovered from the disease, bringing the total number of recoveries to 82,350.
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