Kenya records 278 new covid-19 cases from 4, 074 samples

Health CAS Dr Mercy Mwangangi during covid-19 press briefing (Photo/Courtesy)

While speaking during covid-19 briefing on Saturday at Afya House,  Dr Mercy Mwangangi announced Kenya had recorded 278 new covid-19 cases.

This was after 4,074 samples were tested within the last 24 hours. This now brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 5,811.

In the new cases, 2 are not Kenyans but 276 are of Kenyan nationality. 181 are males and 97 are females. The youngest is a one-year old infant while the oldest is 84 years old.

Nairobi is leading with 171 cases, followed by Mombasa with 37 cases.

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Nakuru has 17, Kiambu 12, Busia 10, Uasin Gishu 9, Kajiado 4, Migori 3, Kericho 2, Machakos 2, Nandi 2, Trans Nzoia 2, Siaya 1, Taita Taveta 1, Kwale 1, Kisumu 1, Makueni 1, Meru 1 and Vihiga 1.

In Nairobi, the cases are distributed as follows; Westlands 34, Langata 28, Dagoretti North 17, Kibra 11, Embakasi East 10, Kasarani 9, Embakasi South 8, Kamukunji 8, Starehe 6, Embakasi West 5, Dagoretti South 5, Embakasi Central 4, Roysambu 4, Mathare 3, Ruaraka 2, Makadara 16 and Embakasi North 1.

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In Mombasa the case are as follows; Nyali 6, Kisauni 5, Jomvu 5, Likoni 5 and Changamwe 2.

In Nakuru the cases are as follows; Nakuru East 8, Naivasha 6, Nakuru North 2 and Nakuru West 1.

In Kiambu the cases are distributed as follows; Kiambu Town 5, Kiambaa 2, Thika Town 1 and Githuguri 1.

In Busia cases are 7 in Teso North, 2 in Teso South and 1 in Matayos.

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