Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi on Monday, May 25, announced that 72 individuals had tested positive for COVID-19 over the preceding 24 hours, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 1,286.
Speaking during the daily COVID-19 briefing at Afya House, the CAS stated that 2,711 samples had been tested during the period bringing the total samples tested in the country to 61,971.
Of the 72 new cases, 70 were identified as Kenyan nationals while the other 2 were from Somalia and Uganda.
"Today we have 72 positive cases of COVID-19. Nairobi county has the highest with 52. We have 9 more recoveries bringing the total number to 402. Unfortunately, one more person has died and this means we have now lost 52 patients," she detailed.Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi addressing the media on the state of Covid-19 in Kenya. May 25, 2020.
The new cases were distributed as follows, Nairobi (52), Mombasa (11), Kiambu (7), Isiolo (1), and Turkana (1).
The CAS detailed the gender of the new cases as 44 male and 28 female.
Nairobi's 52 cases were distributed across the various estates as follows: Lang'ata (21), Dagoreti North (15), Kamukunji (4), Kibra (4), Embakasi East (2), Kasarani (3), Dagoreti South (1), Makadara (1), and Mathare (1).
In Kiambu County, the cases were distributed as follows: Limuru (2), Kabete (1), Thika (1), Githunguri (1), and Kikuyu (1).
A total of 29 counties have so far recorded COVID-19 case(s), with Turkana being reported as the latest to announce a confirmed positive case.
In regards to the various issues arising at various Kenya border points, the CAS announce that a meeting between the EAC state ministers was scheduled for Tuesday, May 26, in which solutions for the border crisis would be tabled.
CAS Mwangangi further revealed that the Ministry of Health had so far set up 20 testing laboratories across the country to handle Covid-19 cases, and trained 11,000 health workers.
"As we continue to combat this pandemic, I want to remind our people that we are still not yet in a good place. Cases continue to be recorded, sometimes in very large numbers, in counties identified as high risk," she warned.
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