The country’s national tally of confirmed Covid-19 cases has now risen to 2,093 after 72 more people tested positive. The latest figures are from 2,892 samples tested in the last 24 hours. Kenya’s total number of samples tested so far now stands at 82,946. Addressing the press on Tuesday in Nairobi, Health Chief Administrative Secretary Rashid Aman said 17 patients have been discharged in the last 24 hours bringing the total number of recoveries to 499. However, the death toll has risen to 71 after 2 more patients succumbed to the disease.

The Ministry of Health indicated that out of the 72 cases, the  youngest is 11 years old while the oldest is 73 years. 50 of the newly detected cases were male while 22 are female. Nairobi leads with 39 cases, followed by Busia which has 13 cases, Mombasa has recorded (8) cases, Kajiado (4), Migori (3) while Kiambu and Garissa recorded (2) cases each. Kisumu has (1) case.

Nairobi cases were reported from Kibra which has (16) cases, Embakasi South (8), Ruaraka (5) and Westlands (5) cases each, Langata (2), while Embakasi West (1), Starehe (1) and Dagoretti North recorded (1) case each. In Mombasa County, Mvita, Changamwe, Kisauni recorded 2 cases each while Likoni and Nyali recorded (1) case each.   In Kajiado: Namanga border point recorded (3) cases and Kitengela (1) one. All the 3 cases in Migori County are from Isebania border point. The two cases in Kiambu County are from Githunguri while Garissa Town in Garissa County recorded 2 cases. The single case in Kisumu County is from Kisumu Central.

Aman urged truck drivers to observe the protocol put in place to avoid congestion at border points.

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