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Covid-19: Kenya inches closer to 7,000 mark

Thursday July 02 2020
By ANGELA OKETCH

Kenya has recorded 268 positive coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total tally of confirmed cases to 6,951 .

Of the new cases,  259 are Kenyans while nine are foreigners. The youngest patient in the new case load is one years old and the oldest is 80.

Health Chief Administrative Secretary Rashid Aman said Thursday that 20 patients have been discharged from health facilities in the last 24 hours, raising total recoveries to 2,109.

The new cases were in 11 counties, with Nairobi leading with 175 cases, Mombasa (28), Busia (18), Kiambu (11), with Kajiado and Migori recording nine cases each.

Machakos had six, Narok two, while Makueni and Murang’a recorded a case each.

In Nairobi, the cases were in Dagoretti North (38), Kibra (29), Ruaraka (24), Langata (21), Embakasi East (12), Westlands (10), Makadara (10), Starehe seven, Kasarani six with Embakasi South and West recording five cases each. Embakasi Central three cases, while Embakasi North, Kamukunji, Mathare and Roysambu recorded two cases each.

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Mombasa’s cases were in Kisauni (12), Mvita 6), Jomvu (four), Nyali (three), Changamwe (two) with Likoni recording a case.

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In Busia, the cases were in Teso South (12), Teso North (five) and Matayos , one case. In Kiambu, the cases were in Kiambu Town (seven), Riuru (two) with Juja and Thika recording a case each.

Kajiado North had six, Kajiado East (2) s and Loitokitok a case. In Migori, Kuria East, West and Suna recorded three cases.

Three more people have died from Covid-19, bringing total virus deaths in the country to 152.

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