Mombasa records 67 new COVID-19 cases in highest daily record

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

Mombasa has taken a lead in the country as 67 COVID-19 cases from the county were recorded in the last 24 hours.

In a press conference in Nairobi chief administrative secretary in the ministry of health, Dr. Mercy Mwangangi said that 67 are among the 134 total cases recorded in the country in the last 24 hours.

Also, Mombasa cases are the highest recorded in a span of 24 hours since the first COVID-19 case was reported in the country in March this year.

“Out of 134 cases, Mombasa has 67,” Mwangangi said.

She said that areas in Mombasa which recorded the said cases include: Kisauni 25, Jomvu 12, Changamwe 10, Mvita 10, and Likoni one.

Taita Taveta county recorded four cases while Kilifi recorded two cases.

“Taita Taveta cases are all from truck drivers,” Mwangangi said.

“In Kilifi the two cases; one is from Kilifi south and the other one from Kilifi North.”She added.

Nairobi recorded 31 cases, Busia 15, Machakos five, Nakuru two, Uasin Gishu, Garissa, and Kajiado one each.

134 people tested positive from 3,177 samples that were tested in the last 24 hours, Mwangangi said.

She noted that positive cases have jumped from to 2474, and the total number of samples tested so far is 90,875.

In terms of gender, those who were tested in the last 24 hours,98 were male 36 females.

51 people were discharged bringing the total number of people who have been discharged to 643.