Covid-19: Kenya cases soar to 1,471 as 123 more test positive

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NAIROBI – One hundred twenty-three more people have tested positive for the coronavirus in Kenya, the Health ministry announced on Wednesday, the highest number of positive test results in a single day since Covid-19 was first reported in the country on March 13.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe confirmed 123 more people had contracted the virus in the last 24 hours.

“We have tested the largest number of samples, 3,077 out of which 123 tested positive. For the first time we have hit a triple digit figure. Nairobi has 85, Mombasa 24,” Kagwe said.

He revealed that the disease had found home in communities indicating the unyielding coronavirus match to permeate every part of the country.

“This disease is now within our communities. The increase is because of community contacts and the number is high in areas where public transport is highly used,” he said.

With the new infections, Kenya’s cumulative national tally moved to 1,471 positive cases and 408 recoveries with Nairobi and Mombasa leading with 85 and 24 new cases respectively.

Africa Tembelea has also learnt that three more patients with underlying health issues succumbed to the disease increasing the number of deaths to 55.

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