Mombasa resurfaces in COVID-19 hotspot list, as 48 more people turn positive

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Kenya confirmed 48 more Coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. This raises the country’s total caseload to 36,205.

Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi announced the cases were sought from 1,081 samples collected in 24 hours.

In terms of gender, 31 of the new cases are males while 17 are females with the youngest case being a 12-year-old and the oldest is being 75 years old.

In today’s tally, Mombasa lead with 20 cases; Nairobi (15), Tharaka Nithi (4), while Kilifi, Kiambu, and Meru recorded (2) cases. Machakos, Wajir, and Homa Bay only (1) case each.

176 patients were discharged 45 from home-based care and 131 from the hospital around the country bringing the total number of recoveries to 23,243.

However, two more patients succumbed to the disease bring the total number of deaths to 624.

Health CAS Dr. Mwangangi noted that Mombasa and Turkana counties, which were on a downward trend, had begun to experience a rise in Covid-19 positive cases. 

“While this might seem like a surge, we have set up a team to find out why that is happening. We ask for the maintenance of social distance. If you have an underlying condition, you may not need to be in a place where social distance is not being maintained,” she stated.

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