Kenya’s Covid-19 cases jump to 887 after 57 test positive

covid-19Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe speaking to reporters after meeting with Nation Media Group CEO Stephen Gitagama at Afya House, Nairobi, on May 1, 2020.

Kenya has recorded 57 new cases of Covid-19, raising the country’s total number to 887, the government has announced.

In a statement to media houses Government spokesman Cyrus Oguna said in the last 24 hours 2198 samples were tested.

Out of the 57 covid-19 cases, 34 are males while 23 are females.

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35 of the cases were from Mombasa, Nairobi 17, Kajiado 3, with Kitui and Kwale with one each.

The government announced 12 more recoveries from the disease bringing the total number of recoveries in the country to 313.

The number of fatalities remained 50.

The Mombasa cases are distributed as follows Mvita 22, Likoni 4, Changamwe and Nyali with three cases each, Kisauni had two cases while Jomvu had one case.

In Nairobi the 17 cases are distributed in the following estates, Kibra, 9, a mandatory quarantine centre in Nairobi and Eastleigh two cases each. Aga khan Hospital, Kamulu, Dandora and Dandora have one case each.

Kwale’s case was reported in Msambweni while Kitui’s was reported in Mwingi town.

In Kajiado, the the covid-19 cases were reported in Kajiado central, two and Kajiado North one case.

“Another 12 individuals also tested positive, all being Tanzanian truck drivers. 11 at Lunga Lunga Border and one at Taveta Border and were all referred back to Tanzania,” read the statement

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