Home Health Covid-19 cases cross 2000, five more succumb in Kenya

Covid-19 cases cross 2000, five more succumb in Kenya

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.

Related news

Governor Mutua suspends factory’s license following pollution expose

  Machakos County Governor Alfred Mutua has ordered the immediate closure of Endmor Steel Mills, following numerous complaints of pollution by Syokimau residents. The residents' grievances...

DCI Detective sets herself on fire, here is why

A detective working at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Headquarters was rushed to the hospital after she reportedly set herself ablaze, leaving her...

Mediamax on lockdown after one employee tests positive for COVID-19

Mediamax Network Limited has closed an entire floor after one of its employees tested positive for COVID-19. In an internal memo sent to the employees,...

Champions League: Manchester City suspended on historic decision

The Sports Arbitral Tribunal (CAS) has announced that it will issue its verdict this morning on the Citizens' appeal. A verdict that will...

Coptic hospital on the spot for medics raping patients

The Coptic Hospital in Nairobi is on the spot after patients revealed that night nurses and doctors rape them at night. The County first reported...

Jubilee politician announces his retirement from politics in 2022

David Ole Sankok, Jubilee's nominated MP, has announced his retirement from politics come 2022. Sankok represents the minority and people with special needs in...

Tanzania’s Kwanza TV decries suspension for sharing COVID public notice by...

Tanzania’s online TV, Kwanza TV, has decried the move by the government to shut them down following coverage of a COVID-19 story. In a press...

FOLLOW US

15,737FansLike
3,490FollowersFollow

NEWS JUST IN

Governor Mutua suspends factory’s license following pollution expose

  Machakos County Governor Alfred Mutua has ordered the immediate closure of Endmor Steel Mills, following numerous complaints of pollution by Syokimau residents. The residents' grievances...

DCI Detective sets herself on fire, here is why

A detective working at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Headquarters was rushed to the hospital after she reportedly set herself ablaze, leaving her...

I am the Lang’ata MP – Jalang’o claims as he reveals...

Celebrated comedian and new KISS FM Breakfast radio show host Felix Oduor popularly known as Jalang’o has revealed that he will be the next...

Mediamax on lockdown after one employee tests positive for COVID-19

Mediamax Network Limited has closed an entire floor after one of its employees tested positive for COVID-19. In an internal memo sent to the employees,...

Jalang’o makes a comeback on radio

Weeks after his publicized exit from Milele FM, popular radio presenter Felix Odiwuor aka Jalang'o made a comeback on radio. The radio presenter hosted...

Omari Lali boyfriend to late Keroche Heiress Tecra Muigai charged with...

Omari Lali, the boyfriend to Keroche Breweries Heiress Tecra Muigai was on Monday 13 July 2020 charged with murder in Lamu Law Courts. Principle Magistrate...
Loading...