Lamu reports first COVID-19 case as Country numbers surpass 6,000

King Fahad County Referral Hospital in Lamu. The County has reported its first COVID-19 case./COURTESY

Lamu County became the latest County to be affected with COVID-19 after two people tested positive for the disease on Sunday.

According to Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr. Mercy Mwangangi, the country recorded 259 new cases on Sunday bringing the total number of infections to 6,070.

“The 259 positive cases are distributed in counties of Nairobi 127 cases, Mombasa 39, Kiambu 22, Machakos 16, Busia 11, Makueni 9, Nakuru 9, Uasin Gishu 9, Kilifi 5, Kajiado 3, Kisumu 2, Lamu 2, Garissa 2, Marsabit 2 and Kwale one case,” said CAS Mwangangi.

“All the positive cases are Kenyans, except three who are foreigners, with 159 being males and 100 females. The youngest is an 8 month old infant and the oldest is 92 years,” she added.

Mombasa cases are from Likoni 13, Mvita 8, Changamwe 7, Jomvu 6, Nyali 4 & Kisauni one case.

Kilifi has 5 cases; 2 from Kaloleni , 2 from Kilifi & one from Malindi.

Meanwhile, 35 more patients were discharged from various hospitals, bringing the tally of recoveries to 1,971.

However, two others died, bringing the total number of those who have succumbed to 143.