Kenya COVID-19 infections surpass 5,000

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

The country has hit 5000 mark on COVID-19 cases.

According to the Ministry of Health, out of 4,859 samples tested in the last 24 hours, 254 new cases were reported raising the number to 5,206.

Addressing the press on Wednesday during the daily COVID-19 status update, Health Chief Administrative Secretary Mercy Mwangangi said Kenya’s cumulative tests now stand at 151,361. 

“Mombasa and Nairobi has the highest infections rates of COVID-19 at 107.9 and 55.2 per 100,000 population respectively, as compared to 10.4 per 100,000 for the whole country,” said Mwangangi.

The 254 cases are distributed in the counties as follows: Nairobi 127,Mombasa 36,Migori 29,Kajiado 22, Kiambu 12,Busia 9, Uasin Gishu 5, Murang’a 3, Machakos and Kilifi 3 cases each, Nakuru, Siaya, Taita Taveta, Garissa, Isiolo, Kakamega and Kisii one case each.

In Mombasa County, the 36 cases are distributed as follows; Mvita 11, Jomvu 8, Kisauni and Likoni 5 cases each, Changamwe 4 and Nyali 3 cases.

From the new cases, the youngest is four years old while the oldest 92 years.

However two more deaths were recorded raising the country’s fatalities to 130.