72 people have tested positive for the Coronavirus in 24 hours, after 2,711 samples were tested. The total number of cases is 1,286 at the moment. 70 are Kenyans, 1 is Somali and 1 Ugandan. 9 more patients have recovered and have been discharged, with the total number of recoveries now at 402. However, 1 person has died of the virus in the last 24 hours, the number of fatalities rising to 52.
Nairobi registered the most cases at 52 followed by Mombasa at 11. Speaking to the press at Afya house on Monday, Health CAS Dr Mercy Mwangangi said Kenya is not out of the woods yet, and the rising number of cases attests to that. “Cases continue to be recorded and sometimes in very large numbers,” she said.
She said some Counties which weren’t designated as high risk are also recording an increase in Covid-19 cases. In Nairobi, Lang’ata has the highest number of new cases, at 21, Dagoretti North has 15, Kamukunji and Kibra 4 each, Embakasi East has 2 cases, Kasarani has 3, Dagoretti South has 1, Makadara and Mathare have 1 case each. Mombasa County has 11 cases, 4 at Nyali, 3 at Mvita, Kisauni has 3 and Changamwe 1.
Kiambu County has 7 cases, 2 at Limuru, Githunguri, Kabete, Ruiru, Thika, Kikuyu have 1 case each. Isiolo County has 1 case, picked up at a mandatory quarantine centre. Turkana County has become the latest County to record a Covid-19 case, with 1 at Kakuma. Health CAS Dr Mwangangi has urged Kenyans to continue observing the health directives which include washing hands regularly with soap and running water, wearing of masks among others.