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Kenya Confirms 48 Positive Cases Of COVID-19, 2 Fatalities

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Kenya has recorded a low of 48 Covid-19 cases from 1,081 samples tested in the last 24 hours, Health CAS Dr Mercy Mwangangi has announced.

Speaking during the daily Covid-19 briefing from Afya House, CAS Mwangangi said the total number of cases in the country has as result risen to 36,205.

All the cases were of Kenyan nationals, with 17 being females and 31 males. The youngest case is 12-years old and the oldest aged 75.

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176 more patients have recovered; 45 of whom were on home-based care and 131 in hospitals.

This brings the total number of recoveries to 23,243.

Dr Mwangangi also announced two more deaths, raising the death toll to 624.

The infections were recorded in the counties as follows: Mombasa (20), Nairobi (15), Tharaka Nithi (4), Kiambu (2), Kilifi (2), Homa Bay (1), Machakos (1), and Wajir (1).

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CAS Mwangangi noted that Nairobi and Mombasa counties have the highest attack rates per 100,000 population.

She also disclosed that Mombasa and Turkana counties, that were on a downward trend, are picking up in terms of 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 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 said.

The Health CAS also urged Kenyans to observe containment measures.

“We should not be complacent Covid-19 is still an issue globally and locally. MoH protocols still stand during political and social gatherings. Personal responsibility is key and no one is being forced to attend meetings.”

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