268 new cases put national COVID-19 positive numbers at 6,941

A health worker taking a sample for COVID-19 test./FILE

268 more people tested positive for the deadly Coronavirus on Thursday pushing the national total tally to 6,941, the health ministry, said.

Three more people died from the virus over the past 24 hours, increasing the total number of deaths countrywide to 152.

Health CAS Rashid Aman said the latest positive cases emanated from a sample of 2,704 that had been tested over the last one day.

Nairobi continued to top with positive cases, recording 175 while Mombasa followed with 28 cases, with the age of the positive victims ranging between one and 80 years.

Other counties included Busia with 18 cases, Kiambu 11, Kajiado 9, Migori 9, Uasin Gishu 8, Machakos 6, Narok 2, and Makueni and Murang’a with one case each.

In Mombasa, the positive cases were distributed over Kisauni with 12, Mvita with six, Jomvu with four, Nyali with three, Changamwe with 2 and Likoni with one case.

259 of the positive cases were Kenyans while nine were foreign nationals, even as male infections continued to dominate at 160 against 108 females.

Many Kenyans, choked by the continued curfew and lockdown, are optimistic that government will next week lift the restrictions and allow normalcy to return, but concern continues to rise over the swelling number of positive cases that continue to be reported.