Lamu becomes latest county to be affected as number now stands at 41

Lamu becomes latest county to be affected as number now stands at 41

Health Chief Administrative Secretary, Dr.Mercy Mwangangi | Courtesy of Ministry of Health

28 June, 2020

The Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS), Dr. Mercy Mwangangi has today announced that 259 people have tested positive for Covid-19 from a total of 2,718 samples tested in the last 24 hours. This now brings the case load in the country to 6,070. From today’s cases, all are Kenyans except for 3 with 159 being males and 100 females. The age range is between 8 month-old and 92 years.

Nairobi records 127 of the cases, Mombasa 39, Kimabu 22, Machakos 16, Busia 11, Makueni 9, Nakuru 9, Uasin Gishu 9, Kilifi 5, Kajiado 3, Kisumu 2, Lamu 2, Garissa 2, Marsabit 2 and Kwale 1.

The cases in Nairobi are spread in Westlands with 31, Dagoretti North 22, Makadara 12, Embakasi East 11, Langata 11, Starehe 7, Roysambu 6, Kasarani 5, Embakasi South 4, Kamukunji 4, Kibra 4, Embakasi West 3, Embakasi Central 2, Embakasi North 2, Mathare 2 and Dagoretti South 1.

In Mombasa, 13 are from Likoni, 8 from Mvita, 7 from Changamwe, 6 from Jomvu, 4 from Nyali and 1 from Kisauni. In Kiambu, Thika has 8, Kiambaa 6, Kiambu town 4 with Juja, Kabete, Lari and Ruiru each having 1 case each. In Machakos, Athi River has 15 and Machakos Town 1. Busia’s cases are all from Teso North while in Makueni 7 are from Kibwezi West and 2 from Kibwezi East.

In Nakuru, 4 are from Naivasha, 3 from Nakuru East and 2 from Rongai. In Uasin Gishu, 3 are from Ainabkoi, 2 each from Kapseret and Turbo and 1 each from Moiben and Soy. Kilifi’s cases are from Kaloleni and Kilifi South with 2 each and 1 in Malindi.

The cases in Kajiado are from Kajiado North with 2 and Kajiado Central with 1. The cases in Kisumu are all from Kisumu Central while in Lamu they are all from Lamu West.Garissa’s cases are from Garissa Town, Marsabit’s cases are from Saku and the Kwale’s case from Msambweni.

The CAS also reported that an additional 35 people have been discharged from hospitals bringing the number of recoveries to 1,971.

A further 2 people have lost their lives to the disease bringing the deaths in the country to 143.

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