Kenya confirms 72 new Covid-19 infections; 21 cases recorded in Lang’ata


Kenya confirms 72 new Covid-19 infections; 21 cases recorded in Lang'ata
Health Ministry CAS Dr. Mercy Mwangangi in a press briefing on May 25, 2020. PHOTO| CITIZEN DIGITAL

Seventy-two more patients have tested positive for Covid-19 in Kenya, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 1,286.

The new cases including 70 Kenyans, one Somali national and a Ugandan were confirmed following the testing of 2,711 samples over the last 24 hours.

In a press briefing on Monday, Health Ministry CAS Dr. Mercy Mwangangi said the new cases are distributed as follows: Nairobi (52), Mombasa (11), Kiambu (7), Isiolo (1) and Turkana (1).

At the same time, nine more patients have recovered from the disease raising the total number of recoveries to 402.

One more patient has also succumbed to the virus pushing the number of fatalities to 52.

In Nairobi the cases are recorded as follows: Langata (21), Dagoretti North  (15), Kamukunji (4), Kibra (4), Embakasi East (2), Kasarani (3), Dagoretti South (1), Makadara (1) and Mathare (1).

The 11 cases in Mombasa are from Nyali (4), Mvita (3), Kisauni (3) and Changamwe (1).

In Kiambu, the seven cases are from Limuru (2) and one case each in Githunguri, Kabete, Ruiru, Thika and Kikuyu.

In Isiolo, the case was recorded in a mandatory quarantine facility while in Turkana the patient is from Kakuma.

So far, the country has tested a total of 61,971 samples.

Meanwhile the Ministry of Health is appealing on Kenyans to maintain a balanced diet and ensure they put in place exercise to improve their immunity as part of fighting Covid-19.

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