72 patients who have recovered from COVID 19 have been discharged from various hospitals in the last 24 hours. This brings the number of recoveries to 1,164.

The country on Friday recorded 90 new positive cases of Covid -19 from a total of 2419 samples tested in the last 24 hours. This brings Kenya’s total from the novel Coronavirus disease to 3,305. 108,666 samples have been tested so far.

Making the announcement, Health Ministry chief Administrative Secretary Dr. Rashid Aman, said out of new cases, 62 are male while 28 are female. The youngest in the group is 14 years while the oldest is 80 years.

The 90 cases are distributed in 9 counties with Nairobi having the highest cases followed by Mombasa.

Kibra area in Nairobi County remains a hot spot with 12 persons testing positive while Makadara and Mathare in Nairobi accounted for 5 persons each. Kamukunji accounted for 4, Langata 3, Westalands and  Emabakasi central 2 each while Dagoretti North, Embakasi West and Embaksi South recorded 1 case each.

In Mombasa, the 34 cases are from Mvita which has 14, Kisauni 8, while Likoni, Jomvu and Changamwe have 4 cases each.

The Health Ministry also noted that 288 out of 299 Covid-19 patients who were on a pilot home-based care programme have recovered.

Meanwhile, the ministry of health has rolled out blood donation campaign through its social media platform facebook, to ensure the country’s blood demand is still met, during the COVID 19 pandemic.

The donation exercise will be carried out in all the 33 blood centres countrywide.

Prior to the COVID-19 situation, the Kenya National Blood Transfusion Service used to collect about 500 pints of blood every day. With the onset of COVID-19 in the country, the figures have dropped to 250 pints of blood, which has caused a major strain on the country’s blood bank.