COVID-19 Update: 72 Test Positive, Kibra 16 As 2 Die in 24 Hours

By Virginia Mwangi / June 2, 2020 | 4:41 pm



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Kenya has registered an additional 72 Covid-19 positive cases after 2,892 samples have been tested in the last 24 hours according to Health CAS Rashid Aman.

The 2,892 samples tested in the last 24 hours bring the total number of samples tested in Kenya since the first case was reported to 82,946 samples.

Kenya now has 2,093 confirmed COVID-19 cases spread out in the country as follows:

Nairobi – 39

Busia – 13

Mombasa – 8

Kajiado – 4

Migori – 3

Kiambu – 2

Garissa – 2

Kisumu – 1

The 72 confirmed COVID-19 cases have reduced compared to the cases announced last week where the numbers were in 3-digits.

The 39 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nairobi as spread out with 16 reported in Kibra, Embakasi South – 8, Ruaraka – 5,Westlands – 5 while Starehe and Kasarani have registered one case each.

The 8 cases in Mombasa are spread out with 2 in Mvita, Changamwe -2,Kisauni – 2 while Nyali and Likoni has reported one case respectively according to Health CAS Rashid Aman.

The one case reported in Kiambu is from Githunguri, the two Covid-19 cases in Garissa are from Garissa town while the Kisumu case is from Kisumu Central.

The 72 cases are 50 males and 22 females who range between 11 years for the youngest and 73 years for the eldest.

Sadly, Kenya has registered two more deaths bringing the total number of deaths to 71 since the first case was reported on 13th March 2020 according to health CAS Rashid Aman.

The number of recoveries has also risen to 499 after 17 more people tested negative twice for COVID-19 according to Health CAS Rashid Aman.

Truck drivers are expected to undertake COVID-19 tests 48 hours before they can even embark on the journey to avoid creating backlog according to health CAS Rashid Aman.

“We appreciate healthcare workers for working under extremely tough conditions to deliver services to Kenyans,” health CAS Rashid Aman has said.

The health CAS has said that all health workers should know the country appreciates their sacrifice on the fight against COVID-19.







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