Kenya’s Covid-19 cases hit 1286 after 72 test positive

Written By: Muraya Kamunde
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Dr Mercy Mwangangi

Positive Covid-19 cases in the country have risen to 1286 after the Ministry of Health confirmed an additional 72 Monday afternoon.

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In the daily press briefing, Chief Administrative Secretary Mercy Mwangangi said that Health Ministry has so far tested 61171 samples since Covid-19 hit the country.

Of the confirmed cases, seventy (70) are Kenyans, One (1) Ugandan and one (1) Somali national.

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Nine (9) patients have been discharged after fully recovering bringing the total recoveries to 402.

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One more patient has succumbed to Covid-19 bringing the total fatalities to 52.

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The cases are distributed in Counties as follows Nairobi (52), Mombasa (11), Kiambu (7), Turkana (1) and Isiolo (1).

In Nairobi, areas affected include Langata (21), Dagoretti North (15), Kamukunji (4), Kibra (4), Embakasi East (2), Kasarani (3), Dagoretti South (1), Makadara (1) and Mathare (1).

The 11 cases in Mombasa are from Nyali (4), Mvita (3), Kisauni (3) and Changamwe (1).

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In Kiambu, the seven cases are from Limuru (2) and one case each in Githunguri, Kabete, Ruiru, Thika and Kikuyu.

In Isiolo, the case was recorded in a mandatory quarantine facility while in Turkana the patient is from Kakuma refugee camp.

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