Mombasa sub-counties save for Mvita escape recording new COVID-19 infections

Health Chief Administrative secretary Rashid Aman./ COURTESY

All five COVID 19 cases reported in Mombasa in the last 24 hours are from the Mvita sub-county.

This means Likoni, Kisauni, Jomvu, Nyali, and Changamwe sub-counties have not recorded any new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours.

Speaking in a press briefing in Nairobi on the COVID -19 pandemic across the country, health cabinet administrative secretary Rashid Aman said the five cases are among a total of 23 cases recorded in the country in the last 24 hours.

“In the last 24hrs we have tested 2100 samples out of which 23 have tested positive, this brings to 781 the total number of people who are positive,11 are from Nairobi, “Aman said.

“In Mombasa, all the cases are from Mvita, five cases. “He added.

Aman pointed out that the country has lost three people to the COVID -19 in the last 24 hours too.

“Consistent with the growing number of loses we are making over the last 24 hours we have lost three patients,” Aman said

He said that affected estates in Nairobi are  Embakasi, Kamkunji, Langata and Starehe.

“Embakasi ,(6)Kamukunji (2),Langata( 2 )and Starehe (1).”Aman said
Other counties affected in the country include Kajiado three cases involving truck drivers, Kiambu two cases, and Wajir county two cases too.

The ministry said that those who tested positive five are females while 18 of them are male.

People who tested positive are in the age bracket of 18 to 85 years.

This comes amid reports by foreign affairs cabinet Secretary Raychell Omamo that 30 Kenyans living abroad have succumbed to the COVID 19 as the country is gearing up to evacuate Kenyans who want to leave countries which are worst hit by the disease globally.