Friday, 19 June 2020 – Kenya has recorded 117 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours bringing the total number of conformed cases in the country to 4,374.
Health CAS, Dr. Rashid Aman, who briefed the media on Friday on the status of Covid19 in the country said the new cases were from 133,541 samples.
Of the 117 positive cases, 112 are Kenyans while five are foreigners.
The ages of those who tested positive are between 11 and 75 years,
Nairobi County still leads in the number 0f cases with 51 followed by Mombasa with 22 and Kajiado with 18
The cases in Nairobi are distributed as follows, Kibra (8), Langata (8), Makadara (6), Dagoretti North (6), Kamukunji (4), Embakasi East (4), Embakasi North (3), Embakasi South (3), Mathare (2), Ruaraka (2), Embakasi Central (2), Embakasi West (1), Starehe (1) and Kasarani (1).
In Mombasa cases are distributed as follows, Mvita (8), Kisauni (5), Changamwe (4), Likoni (3), Jomvu 1 and Nyali (1).
At the same time, Dr. Aman announced that some 91 patients have been discharged bringing the number of recoveries to 1,550.
Sadly, two people succumbed to the deadly virus bringing the total number of deaths to 119.
Meanwhile, Dr. Aman has disclosed that Sickle Cell Disease patients are at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19
“Persons living with sickle cell disease are at a higher risk of getting infected with COVID-19 and more likely to get severe illness if they get infected, this is due to their impaired immunity…” said Dr. Aman.
The Kenyan DAILY POST.