Three cops from Nairobi County test positive for COVID-19


Three cops from Nairobi County test positive for COVID-19

Three police officers working within Nairobi county have tested positive for COVID-19, Citizen Digital has learnt.

The officers who have been instrumental in the ongoing contact-tracing tested positive on Friday.

Nairobi county Police Commander Philip Ndolo said the first two officers were found to have contracted the virus when they went for a check up and were later isolated at Kenyatta University Teaching and Refferal Hospital where they are being monitored.

The third one also went voluntarily to the Mbagathi Hospital to confirm his status where he tested positive.

He was isolated at the same facility.

The City police boss has said families of the affected officers have moved into mandatory self-quarantine at their places of residence.

At the same time he has dismissed reports that the three officers were attached to the Kamukunji police station, noting that they are stationed  in different stations.

On Friday, 117 more people  tested positive for COVID-19 in Kenya bringing the total number of cases in the country to 4,374.

Health CAS Rashid Aman said 112 of the new cases are Kenyans and five are foreigners.

He said the latest cases are from 3,043 samples that were tested between Thursday and Friday.

Total cumulative samples tested now stands at 133,541.

Age distribution of the new cases is between 11 and 75 years: 83 are males and 34 are females.

The cases are spread out in Nairobi 51, Mombasa 22, Kajiado 18, Kiambu 6, Nakuru 5, Garissa, 5, Machakos 3, Kericho 2, Busia 2, Uasin Gishu 2 and Wajir 1.

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