Kenya records 62 new COVID-19 cases, 3 recoveries; total cases rise to 1,348

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Kenya has recorded 62 new COVID-19 cases out of the 2293 tested samples in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 1348.

The new cases consist of 59 Kenyans and three foreign nationals.

The new COVID-19 patients are aged between six years and 64 years, with 45 of them being males, while 17 are females.

Distribution of new cases in the country

They are distributed as follows; Nairobi has 23 cases, Mombasa has 16 cases, Kwale has eight cases, Kiambu and Kajiado have six cases each while Kitui county has three cases.

In Nairobi, the cases are distributed as follows; Umoja (6) cases; Kibra (6); Eastleigh, (3), Dagoretti North (2), Langata (2), Westlands (2) while Starehe and Embakasi East have one case each.

In Mombasa, the cases are from; Changamwe (9), Jomvu (3), Nyali (3) and Mvita one (1). In Kwale; Msambweni (4) and Lunga lunga (4).

In Kiambu; Lari (5) cases and Ruiru (1) one case.

In Kajiado, the cases are from; Kajiado Central (4) and Kajiado East (1). In Kitui; Miambani in Kitui Rural (3) cases.

Government’s rallying call

The ministry once again lamented the behaviour of a section of Kenyans who give false contact information when they present themselves for COVID-19 testing, insisting that it derails the fight against the pandemic in the country.

Kenyans were encouraged to come out and test, the ministry of health assuring that all the costs- including the testing as well as quarantine costs if found positive- will be catered for by the government.

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