Sixty two (62) more persons have tested positive for coronavirus in Kenya, bringing the country’s total number of infections to 1, 348, Ministry of Health says.
Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr. Rashid Aman said the 62 cases were discovered in 2, 293 samples tested between Monday and Tuesday.
Kenyans made up fifty nine (59) of the 62 new cases, whereas three were foreigners.
Forty five (45) of the new patients were male, whereas 17 were female, said Dr. Aman in his address to journalists at Afya House on Tuesday, May 26.
The youngest patient of the 62 new cases was aged 6 years old, whereas the oldest was aged 64 years old.
Nairobi County, with 23 cases, produced a bulk of the new infections. Mombasa posted 16, Kwale 8, Kiambu and Kajiado counties 6 each, and Kitui 3.
In terms of the estates that recorded the 62 new infections, in Nairobi, Umoja and Kibra areas registered 6 cases each, Eastleigh 3, Dagoretti North, Lang’ata and Westlands neighbourhoods 2 each, Starehe and Embakasi East posted a case each.
In Mombasa, Changamwe produced 9 cases, Jomvu and Nyali estates 3 cases each, and Mvita 1.
In Kwale County, the COVID-19 infections were recorded in Msambweni and Lunga Lunga, with each estate producing 4 cases.
The six cases in Kiambu were registered in Lari (5) and Ruiru (1).
The cases from Kajiado County were posted in Kajiado Central (4) and Kajiado East (1).
In Kitui County, the three COVID-19 cases were registered in Miambani and Kitui Rural areas.
Dr. Aman also revealed that Kenya posted three new recoveries, bringing to 405 the total number of recoveries in the country.
Deaths arising from COVID-19 stand at 52.
Kenya has thus far tested a total of 64, 264 samples for COVID-19.
In his address Tuesday, Dr. Aman encouraged Kenyans to embrace COVID-19 testing, assuring them that the government is committed to footing the medical examination and treatment bills.
“The cost of testing, quarantine and treatment in a government facility will be fully met by the government. I am appealing to all to come forward and be tested,” he said.
The CAS also warned Kenyans against giving false contact information during testing.
“It is only through accurate information that contact-tracing is possible,” said Dr. Aman.