Kenya has today confirmed 59 more COVID-19 cases, pushing the total cases in the country to 2,021.
In the daily update, the Ministry of Health stated that the new cases came from 1,518 samples that they carried out in the past 24 hours.
The new samples take the total tested samples to 80,054, the highest in the region. However, when adjusted for population per capita, it is still quite low.
Recoveries, deaths rise
Furthermore, there were eight more recoveries, which pushed the national recoveries to 482. Unfortunately, the number of deaths also rose, with the country recording its highest death in a day as five more people succumbed.
This new figure raises the death toll from COVID-19 to 69.
Nairobi bore the heavy caseload as has been the case in recent weeks. Twenty-nine of the new cases were from the capital county. Mombasa had 14 new cases.
Turkana, the latest county to confirm it, had six. Busia had four, Taita Taveta and Kajiado had two each, while Kiambu and Kilifi had one each.
Ruaraka, Westlands lead Nairobi
In Nairobi, Ruaraka had the highest number of cases, with eight, all from mandatory quarantine centres. Westlands had six. Dagoretti North and Lang’ata had four each while Kibra had two. Embakasi East, Kamukunji, Kasarani and Madaraka all had one each.
Meanwhile, in Mombasa, the cases were in Mvita (6). Kisauni, Nyali, Jomvu and Changamwe had two each.
The six COVID-19 cases in Turkana were at Nadapal Point of Entry (POE).
In Busia, three of the four cases were from the POE while one was from Alupe quarantine facility.
Taita Taveta’s cases were from Mwatate, while Kajiado’s cases were from Kajiado East.
Kiambu’s case was from Thika, while Kilifi’s case was from Rabai.
The recent surge in cases come at a time when the country is seeking to relax the measures in place. June 6th was the day the government had set to relax movement restrictions.