NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 13 – Kenya on Wednesday recorded 123 coronavirus infections from a sample size of 4,948, raising cases recorded since March 2020 to 98,555.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the cases included 111 Kenyans and 12 foreigners among them 74 males and 49 females.

“The disease continues as from the day it started to be more prevalent in men  than women,” said Kagwe.

A year-old infant and an 85-year-old were among the new cases announced by the Ministry of Health.

The CS further said 412 patients had recovered from the virus among them 378 under home-based care and 34 in various hospitals countrywide.

“So we are happy that some 81,6677 patients have so recovered fully from this disease,” he said.

However, 4 patients succumbed to the virus raising fatalities reported since April 2020 to 1,720.

Although the positivity rate remained below 5 per cent, Kagwe called on Kenyans to continue being vigilant and follow COVID-19 protocols to keep the virus at bay.

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He further urged parents to ensure school-going children and especially those in day schools adhere to containment protocols after a student whose father is in isolation also tested positive.

The CS said parents and guardians should call health officials to their homes in case one of the family members tests positive and they have school going children in their homes.

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By Prof. Joel Barasa

The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) Faculty of Computer and Informatics, School of Science P. O. Box 62157-00200 Nairobi -Lang’ata Main Campus Email: Phone: +254705451853/+254769257365 LinkedIn: GitHub: Websites: and Mr. Barasa I. Joel is a Kenyan citizen by birth. He is currently an adjunct lecturer and an IT specialist in Curriculum studies in the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). Mr. Joel holds Post Graduate Program (EPGP) in Data Science, Business Analytics & Big Data in association with IBM which is India's first and the best Masters in Data Science from mUniversity, Aegis School of Business, Data Science, Cyber Security & Telecommunication. He also holds a Degree in BSc. Information Technology from the University of Kabianga, a Professional Certification CCNA and Data Analysis from the University of Kabianga. Joel is senior Software Developer with over 5 years worked on many projects like Kenbright Insurance, Rongo University eLearning portal, participated in integration of DHIS2 health IT systems at Kericho District Referral Hospital and served as H.O.D ICT department Okame college. Joel is an assessor and verifier in TVET CDACC curriculum implementation.

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