Covid-19: County infections shoot to 38 as Nyeri, Marsabit records cases

CAS Rashid Aman. File Photo

The coronavirus infections in the country continue to surge with the number of counties affected rising to 38.

The recent counties to record infections include Nyeri, with 3 positive cases, and Garisa –recording one case as at Monday, June 8.

Addressing the public during the daily Covid-19 brief, health CAS Rashid Aman said the ministry has recorded 95 new positive cases, with 57 being males and 38 females.

Out of the 95, Mombasa registered the highest number of cases at 56, Nairobi (13), Busia (10), Kajiado (6), Kilifi (3), Nyeri (3), Kitui, Kwale, Garissa and Marsabit counties both recording one case each.

Dr. Aman said the test was contacted on 1, 096 samples, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 2,862, out of 98,439 samples since March.

The new cases were taken from 92 Kenyans and 3 foreign nationals between the ages of 1-72 years.

In Mombasa, the 56 cases were recorded in Mvita (22), Changamwe (13), Nyali (7), Kisauni (6), Likoni (5), Jomvu (3).

The Nairobi cases are from Kibra (10), and one case each in Lang’ata, Kasarani, Dagoretti North while all the 3 Nyeri infections recorded from healthcare workers in Nyeri Central.

Meanwhile the ministry recorded a daily high in the number of recoveries to 97, bringing the total number of those recovered from the virus to 849.

Dr Aman applauded efforts by frontline healthcare workers, adding that the higher number of recoveries is a good indication and ease strain on health care facilities.

“This is commendable and is proof that contracting the virus is not a health sentence. We expect that these numbers will be able to rise…this doesn’t mean that we should lose hope. As a matter of fact, most hospitals dealing with these cases have done exceptional jobs,” he said.

He called upon Kenyans to continue observing hygiene and strictly follow containment measures set and directed by the ministry.

However, the number of deaths have risen to 85, after one patient succumbed from the disease in the last 24 hours.

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