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Kenya records first COVID-19 death, 498 die in Spain

A masked and gloved cyclist protecting himself from coronavirus infection

A masked and gloved cyclist protecting himself from coronavirus infection

Kenya has recorded its first coronavirus death and 3 new cases (31 total) and one recovery as the global tally today reached 503,272 with 22,342 deaths. 121,227 have recovered from the virus worldwide. Spain today recorded 6,682 new cases and 498 deaths rising its national tally to 56,197 cases.

Algeria with 367 cases, today recorded 4 new deaths and 65 new cases while South Africa registered 218 new cases taking its national tally to 927, the highest in Africa.

Tunisia registered one death and 27 new cases rising its tally to 200. Burkina Faso case recorded 6 new cases today taking its tally to 152. Mali also recorded two new cases to add to its two previous cases. Mauritius that has already registered two deaths today recorded 33 new cases rising its national tally to 81.

Zambia now has 16 cases after recording four new cases, Madagascar 4 new cases. Ghana now has 132 cases after recording 64 new cases today while Senegal recorded 6 new cases taking its national tally to 105 cases.

DR Congo (51 total cases) has recorded one new death and 3 new cases today. Somalia and Gabon recorded one new case each. China where the outbreak started discharged 401 yesterday but recorded 67 new cases and 6 new deaths today.

The virus is spread when one touches a contaminated surface and then touches their face or inhales air or saliva droplets from an infected person. One can protect themselves by constantly sanitising hands and contaminated surfaces, washing hands with soap. 

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