The Ministry of Health has today announced an additional 259 COVID-19 cases out of 2,718 samples tested in the last 24 hours according to Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi.
The cumulative number of COVID-19 tests conducted so far in Kenya is 165,196, and the total viral caseload is 6,070 taking the Country to a new high.
Nairobi has continued to lead with the highest number of COVID-19 cases even as residents stream back into streets and disregard the social distancing measures.
All the COVID-19 positive cases are Kenyans, except three who are foreigners, with 159 being males and 100 females while the youngest is an 8-month-old infant and the oldest is 92 years.
The 259 positive cases are distributed in counties in Kenya as follows:
Machakos – 16
Nakuru – 9
Uasin Gishu -9
Lamu has today, 28th June 2020, become the latest county to report a COVID-19 case, bringing the total number of counties with COVID-19 cases to 41.
Sadly, two more patients have succumbed with COVID-19 in the last 24 hours while 35 patients have recovered and been declared free of the virus within the same duration.