Kenya has recorded an additional 120 COVID-19 positive cases after 2,221 samples were tested in the last 24 hours bringing the total number of people who have tested positive to 6,190 according to Health CAS Rashid Aman.
According to the Health CAS Rashid Aman, 5 of the 120 who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours are foreigners while 115 are Kenyans.
As has been previously noted, males continue to be the majority in the reported COVID-19 cases with 84 testings positive in the last 24 hours while 36 females tested positive.
The youngest Kenyan to have contracted COVID-19 in the last 24 hours according to Health CAS Rashid Aman is a 6-years-old while the eldest is an 83-year-old.
The total number of samples now tested since Kenya reported its first COVID-19 case has risen to 167,417 after the 2,221 samples that were tested in the last 24 hours amid concerns that the Ministry of Health is yet to near the required testing capacity.
The 115 COVID-19 cases that are of Kenyans announced today by Health CAS Rashid Aman are spread in the Counties as follows:
Nairobi – 67
Mombasa – 17
Uasin Gishu – 4
Nairobi, has 67 COVID-19 cases which are spread in the constituencies with 12 in Westlands, Dagoretti North and Langata 11 each, Kibra 6, Makadara and Starehe 4 each, Kamukunji 3, Embakasi Central, Embakasi East, Embakasi North, Embakasi South, Embakasi West and Mathare 2 each, Kasarani, Roysambu, Ruaraka, and Umoja, have 1 case each.
Mombasa’s 17 COVID-19 cases are in Mvita -6, Jomvu -5, Changamwe, Kisauni and Likoni -2 cases each. Kajiado’s 9 COVID-19 cases are in, Loitokitok – 6, and Kajiado North -3 while Machakos County COVID-19 cases are in Athi River -4, Machakos Town -3 and Matungulu-2.
Kenya’s number of COVID-19 recovered patients has also gone up after 42 more patients recovered bringing the total number to 2,013.
On a sad note, one more Kenyan has died of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours raising the total number of fatalities to the infection to 144.
Today, 120 people have tested positive for the disease from 2,221 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The total case load in the country now stands at 6,190 from 167,417 samples. #KomeshaCorona update.
— Ministry of Health (@MOH_Kenya) June 29, 2020
This comes as anxiety has hit Parliament after six legislators have tested positive to COVID-19 and are said to be currently admitted in different hospitals in Nairobi, with one in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
Meanwhile, sources revealed that many other legislators who had come into contact with their positive colleagues rushed to get tested during the weekend, raising fears that the number of positive cases could rise once their results are released.