Covid-19 cases reach 10,791 as government calls attention to surging numbers in Nairobi

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Health CAS Dr. Mercy Mwangangi issuing a Covid-19 press update. Photo/MoH

As Coronavirus cases increase countrywide, the government has called attention to the rising cases of infections in Nairobi. In the last three days, Nairobi County has recorded 518 cases, “This indeed is a worrying trend and something must be done. It’s important that residents of Nairobi are alert and are able to act very quickly in terms of adhering to the containment measures,” said Health CAS Dr. Mercy Mwangangi, who was speaking on Tuesday during the daily Covid-19 briefing.

She said Nairobi still leads in total Covid-19 cases with 5,705 as of Monday, followed by Mombasa County with 1,739 cases. Busia County has 550 cases and Kiambu County has 520 cases.

On Tuesday, the number of Coronavirus cases rose to 10,791 after 497 people tested positive across the country. This was from a sample size of 4,922 with the total cumulative samples tested now at 221,234. Of the new cases, 480 are Kenyans while 17 are foreigners. The youngest is 2 years while the oldest is 89 years old.

Nairobi has the highest number of new infections with 292 cases followed by Kiambu County with 62. Kajiado has 51, Machakos 30, Mombasa 28, Busia has 10 cases, Uasin Gishu has 8 cases, Nakuru has 5 cases, Makueni has 3 cases, Narok, Nyeri and Meru have 2 cases each. Kakamega, Kericho, Kilifi, Laikipia and Nandi Counties have 1 case each.

Further, 71 patients have been discharged from health centres bringing the number of recoveries to 3,017. However, fatalities have reached 202 after 5 more patients succumbed to the virus.