Mombasa leading in COVID-19 cases confirmed on Monday

A blood sample which has tested positive for Coronavirus. 1,344 more people have tested positive for the disease/COURTESY

Mombasa County has once again taken the lead in the number of positive COVID-19 cases confirmed in the past 24 hours.

This is after the number of COVID-19 cases in Mombasa County jumped to 54 on Monday following the confirmation of seven new cases.

The latest figures have pushed up the number of positive cases in the coast region to 66.

11 more people have tested positive over the past 24 hours bringing the national tally to 281.

The new cases are aged between 11 and 80 years. Six are male while five are female.

According to the health CS Mutahi Kagwe, four of the new cases are from Nairobi County.

This comes just as the CS announced a new isolation facility for medical workers who will test positive.

“We are today launching a specially designated isolation facility for our health workers,” Kagwe said.

Two more people who include a doctor have been discharged from hospital after testing negative bringing the number of recoveries in the country to 69.

No death has been recorded over the past 24 hours.

As of Sunday, the number of deaths recorded in the country stood at 14 in the country.

As of Monday afternoon, 2.4 million people have contracted the virus globally with the US leading at 764,000 cases.

The cases in Spain which is the second most infected country surpassed the 200,000 mark on Monday.

As of Monday afternoon, the number of confirmed cases in Africa stood at 23,201 with South Africa, Egypt, and Morocco leading at 3,158,3,144 and 2,990 cases each.

Kenya has the second-highest number of cases in Eastern Africa after Djibouti which had recorded 846 cases as of Monday afternoon.