Coast counties record 11 more COVID-19 cases as nationwide infections hit 1214

Health Chief Administrative secretary Rashid Aman./ COURTESY

According to the Ministry of Health, nine of the 11 cases are from Mombasa, one from Kwale and one from Taita Taveta.

“The Mombasa cases are distributed as follows; Mvita five, Changamwe one, Jomvu one, Likoni one and Nyali one,” said Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr. Rashid Aman.

The Kwale case was reported in Lunga Lunga while the Taita Taveta case was from a patient at a quarantine facility in Taveta.

Meanwhile, the national COVID-19 infections tally rose to 1214 after 22 more people tested positive for the disease.

“Over the last 24 hours we have tested a total of 1108 samples, of these, 22 have turned positive for COVID-19. The cumulative number of tests that we have done so far stand at 59,260,” said CAS Rashid Aman.

17 of the 22 are males, and five females. The age group is between 24 years for the youngest, and 73 years for the oldest.

“We are glad to inform you today that we have discharged, another three patients who have recovered from the disease, bringing the total number of recoveries to 303. Again, we take this opportunity to thank our healthcare workers and hospital staff for providing the necessary and compassionate health care and collaboration to keep our patients safe,” said CAS Rashid.

One male patient, aged 48 years old died from the disease bringing total fatalities to 51.