Coronavirus recoveries in Kenya jump to 438 as death toll rise to 62 – new infections 127

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Number of covid-19 cases in the country soars to 1,745 after 127 new cases were reported on Friday

Covid-19 recovery cases in Kenya have today increased to 438 people with the country targeting to reform health system, as county governments improve the fighting capacity.

On Friday, the ministry of health discharged 17 patients recovering from the novel coronavirus.

The number of those who have lost their lives due to the disease has also risen to 62, after the ministry reported four more deaths.

Meanwhile, the total number of infections have now hit 1,745 following the confirmation of 127 cases recorded in the last 24 hours, after 3,831 samples were tested.

The country has tested 74,003 samples as at Friday, since it started testing early in march.

The new are from the counties of Nairobi (76), Mombasa (19), Busia (16), Uasin Gishu (8), Kiambu (2), Kajiado (5) and Isiolo (1).

In Nairobi, Kibra had the highest number of cases at 49, followed by Ruaraka (13), Makadara (4), Westlands (4), Langata (2), with Embaksi West, Kasarani, Dagoretti North and Starehe recording one case each.

The 19 cases in Mombasa are distributed as follows: Kisauni (7), Mvita (6), Nyali (3), Likoni (2) and Jomvu (1).

Of the 16 cases in Busia, 8 are at Busia, 2 at Malaba Points of Entry, and 6 at Alupe Quarantine Facility.

Out of the 8 cases in Uasin Gishu are all from Turbo, while in Kajiado, the cases are from Kajiado North (2) and Namanga Border (3). In Kiambu, the two cases are from Kiambu Town (1) and Kabete (1).

The case in Isiolo is from Isiolo Town.

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