120 new Covid-19 cases increase Kenya’s case load to 6,190

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Health CAS Rashid Aman speaking to the press. Photo/Courtesy

120 people have tested positive for the Coronavirus, out of 2,221 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The total number of cases now stands at 6,190. All of the new cases except 5 are Kenyans. 42 patients have been discharged while one more patient has succumbed to the virus, with fatalities now at 144.

Nairobi County has 67 new cases, highlighting the ever increasing case load in the County. Mombasa has 17, Kajiado 9, Machakos 9, Kiambu 8, Uasin Gishu 4, Nakuru 2, Kilifi 2, Narok 2. A look at Nairobi County shows infection is still increasing rapidly in the community. Westlands has the highest number of cases in the County with 12, Dagoretti North and Lang’ata have 11 each, Kibra has 6, Makadara and Starehe have 4 each, Kamukunji 3, Embakasi Central, Embakasi East, Embakasi North, Embakasi South, Embakasi West and Mathare 2 each, Kasarani, Roysambu, Ruaraka and Umoja 1 each.

Speaking during the daily briefing at Afya house on Monday, Health CAS Rashid Aman said the United Nations Population Fund has given a donation of PPEs worth USD223,000 set to be distributed to various Counties including Nairobi and Busia. “The PPEs will go a long way in enhancing healthcare workers’ safety during the provision of key services,” he said. Counties that will benefit are Nairobi, Kitui, Mombasa, Kwale, Migori, Lamu, Kisumu, Busia, Kilifi, Narok, Homa Bay, Marsabit, Isiolo, Mandera and Wajir.