6-month-old baby tested positive for COVID-19 in Kenya

A six months old infant was among 690 Kenyans who tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, as the national tally hit 22,053.

Mutahi Kagwe, Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Health, said in a statement issued in Nairobi that among the positive cases were 681 Kenyans and nine foreigners.

“The youngest case is six months old infant, while the oldest is 83 years,” said Kagwe, adding that the new positive cases comprised 492 males and 198 females.

He said that five patients had succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, bringing the national tally of fatalities to 369.

Kagwe said that 58 patients had recovered from COVID-19, raising the total number of recoveries to 8,477.

He said that Nairobi and neighboring counties of Kiambu and Kajiado reported the bulk of infections, which have been on an upward trend since the lifting of lockdowns in July.