259 more test positive for COVID-19 as total cases pass the 6,000 mark

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Kenya has recorded 259 new COVID-19 cases from the 2,718 samples that were tested in the last 24 hours, to raise the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country to 6,070.

All the 259 positive cases are Kenyans except three who are foreigners. 159 are males and 100 are females as the youngest is an 8-month-old infant while the oldest is a 92-year-old.

The 259 positive cases are distributed in counties as follows; Nairobi 127, Mombasa 39, Kiambu 22, Machakos 16, Busia 11, Makueni 9, Nakuru 9, Uasin Gishu 9, Kilifi 5, Kajiado 3, Kisumu 2, Lamu 2, Garissa 2, Marsabit 2, and Kwale 1.

Lamu becomes the latest county to register a coronavirus case, bringing the total number of counties that have been affected by the pandemic in the country to 41.

Fortunately, 35 more COVID-19 patients have been discharged from various hospitals across the country, bringing the total number of COVID-19 recoveries to 1,971.

Sadly, two more patients succumbed to the virus, bringing the death toll due to COVID-19 in the country to 143.

Distribution of the cases by sub-counties

In Nairobi the cases are from; Westlands 31, Dagoretti North 22, Makadara 12, Embakasi East and Langata 11 cases each, Starehe 7, Roysambu 6, Kasarani 5, Embakasi South, Kamukunji and Kibra have 4 cases each, Embakasi West 3, Embakasi Central, Embakasi North and Mathare have 2 cases each while Dagoretti South has one case.

The Mombasa cases are from; Likoni 13, Mvita 8, Changamwe 7, Jomvu 6, Nyali 4 and Kisauni 1.

The Kiambu cases are from; Thika 8, Kiambaa 6, Kiambu Town 4 while Juja, Kabete, Lari and Ruiru have one case each.

In Machakos the cases are from; Athi River 15 and Machakos Town 1. All the 11 cases in Busia are from Teso North.

The 9 cases from Makueni are from Kibwezi West 7, and Kibwezi East 2.

In Nakuru, 4 cases are from Naivasha, 3 from Nakuru East and 2 from Rongai.

In Uasin Gishu, the 9 cases are from Ainabkoi 3, Kapseret 3, Turbo 2, as  Moiben and Soy have one case each.

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