12 people die of Covid-19 as 544 more test positive: The Standard

544 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe (pictured) has said.

The new infections were recorded after the testing of 4,888 samples. So far the Ministry has tested 289,759 samples since the first case was reported on March 13, 2020.

12 people have succumbed to the virus in the past 24 hours bringing the country’s death toll to 311, representing a 1.6 per cent national case fatality rate.

Kagwe also noted that 113 patients had recovered from the virus and had been discharged from various facilities.

Of those who tested positive, 340 are male and 244 are female.

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