Kenya records highest number of recoveries at 54 as coronavirus cases rise to 2,216

Kenya records highest number of recoveries at 54 as coronavirus cases rise to 2,216

54 people have recovered from coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the highest number since Kenya reported its first recovery on April 1.

Health CAS Rashid Aman said this brings the total number of recoveries to 553.

“I want to pay tribute to our health workers. While celebrating the success, I want to reiterate the importance of observing the containment measures,” Dr. Aman said on Wednesday.

He however revealed that the number of Kenyans who have contracted coronavirus has risen to 2,216 after 123 tested positive.

This is from a total of 2,112 samples that were tested bringing the total number of cumulative samples tested in the country to 85,058.

90 of the new cases are male while 33 are female while age distribution is between 8 to 84 years.

Nairobi reported 44 cases, Mombasa 34, Busia 20, Uasin Gishu 12, Kajiado 3, Kiambu 3, Nyeri 3, Kilifi 2, Garissa 1 and Laikipia 1.

The distribution of cases in sub counties is as follows:

  • Nairobi: Kibra (10), Westlands (9), Dagoretti (4), Embakasi West (4), Embakasi South (3), Lang’ata (3), Makadara (3), Mathare (3), Kasarani 3, Ruaraka (1) and Kamukunji (1).
  • Mombasa: Mvita (11), Jomvu (8), Chamgamwe (5), Likoni (4), Kisauni (3), Nyali (3)
  • Busia: All truck drivers from the Malaba border point
  • Uasin Gishu: All truck drivers at Turbo
  • Kajiado: All truck drivers
  • Nyeri: Nyeri Central (2), Nyeri South (1)
  • Garissa: Garissa Town (1)
  • Laikipia: Laikipia West (1)

In the last 24 hours, three more people have succumbed to the COVID-19 disease: two are from Nairobi while one is from Nyeri County.

The youngest is a 12-year-old boy while the other two are 41 years and 84 years respectively.

The death toll from coronavirus in Kenya now stands at 74.

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