COVID-19 cases surpass 2000 nationally with 59 new cases

An artistical expression of the Coronavirus droplets in a public street./COURTESY

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Kenya has passed the 2000 mark after 59 more people tested positive on Monday.

Nairobi continued to register the highest number of cases at 29 while Mombasa came in second at 14 cases.

Taita Taveta has recorded two more cases, Kilifi one more case while Turkana, Busia, Kajiado, and Kiambu recorded six, four, two, and one case respectively.

“In Mombasa, the 14 cases are from Mvita(6), Kisauni, Nyali, Jomvu and Changamwe two cases each,” The ministry of health said on Monday.

The two cases confirmed in Taita Taveta are in Mwatate while the new Kilifi case is in Rabai.

“24 of the cases are female while 35 are male” the ministry added.

Eight more patients were discharged on Monday after testing negative bringing the total number of discharges to while five more people have succumbed to the virus bringing the fatalities to 69.

The current number of confirmed cases now stands at 2021.

This comes just hours after the global number of infections surpassed the 6,309,587 with 374,675 deaths.

151,664 of the cases are in Africa with 4,280 deaths having been recorded in the continent.