Three more die as 121 others test positive for COVID-19

Health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman. 318 people have tested positive for COVID-19./COURTESY

Mombasa county recorded 20 more positive COVID-19 infections out of 121 new cases recorded across the country over the last 24 hours, the same time as three more people died from the deadly virus in the country.

The three fatalities were all recorded from hospitals in Nairobi, the health ministry, said on Thursday.

The 121 positive infections countrywide were found from a sample of 3,291 that were tested over the period, bringing the total number of positive cases in the country to 3,215.

115 of the positive cases were Kenyans while six were foreigners, even as male infections continued to outnumber and female ones at 92 and 29 respectively.

Nairobi had 49 cases and Busia 37, while Kajiado and Migori had five and four cases respectively.

Kiambua and Kilifi had two cases each while Murang’s and Nyeri had one case each.

In Mombasa, seven out of the 20 cases were recorded in Likoni, five in Mvita, three in Kisauni, and two cases each in Jomvu and Changamwe. Nyali had one case.  

The youngest positive case was a four-month-old infant with the oldest being 86 years old, even as the total samples tested so far reached 106,247.

44 patients recovered over the 24 hour period bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,092, while the death toll now stands at 92.

The number of positive infections continues to rise even as the government hopes to flatten the curve by early July, following public pressure to have the economy re-opened.