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Friday, June 5, 2020 – The Ministry of Health has announced that 134 more people have tested positive for Covid-19 bringing the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country to 2,474.
Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) for Health, Dr Mercy Mwangangi, announced on Friday that the 134 were from 3,177 samples.
Dr. Mwangangi revealed that 131 of the new cases are Kenyans while 3 are foreigners, making up 98 males and 24 females.
The cases were recorded in various counties such as Mombasa (67), Nairobi (31), Busia (15), Machakos (5), Taita Taveta (4), Kilifi 2, Kiambu 2, Nakuru 2, Garissa 1, Uasin Gishu 1 and Kajiado 1.
The numbers in Nairobi are distributed in Kibra (19) Westlands (7) Makadara (3) Lang’ata (2) Emabaksi East (2) Ruaraka , Kasarani and Embakasi South each had one case.
Dr. Mwangangi further said that 51 patients had since been discharged from various health centres, bringing the total number of recoveries to 643.
On a sad note, she also reveleed that one patient had died in the last 24 hours, taking the tally of fatalities to 79.
Meanwhile, Kenyans are calling on President Uhuru to lift the dusk to dawn curfew and end the partial lockdown in selected Counties during his highly anticipated speech on Saturday, June 6th.
During past media addresses, Uhuru hinted at the reopening of the economy and relaxation of the restrictions but with coronavirus cases rising by the day, the President is in a catch 22 situation.
The Kenyan DAILY POST.