Mombasa and Taita Taveta record only one case of COVID-19 each

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

Out of the 461 new cases of COVID-19 the country has confirmed in the last 24 hours, Mombasa and Taita Taveta County have recorded a case each.

At a press briefing on Tuesday, Ministry of Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Dr. Rashid Aman said the new cases were confirmed after testing of 4,261 samples over the last 24 hours.

Counties of Kilifi and Lamu recorded 6 and 4 cases respectively.

However, 7 more patients have died as a result of the disease pushing the number of fatalities recorded in the country to 209.

Consequently, 51 more people have recovered from the disease bringing the total number of recoveries to 3,068.

The new cases were distributed as follows: Nairobi (248) followed by Machakos (97), Kiambu (20), Kajiado (15), Migori (14), Busia (12), Nakuru (11), Laikipia (7),  Nyeri (7), Kilifi (6), Lamu (4), Uasin Gishu (4), Kakamega (3), Kisii (3) Kisumu (2), Makueni (2), Mombasa (1) and Taita Taveta (1).

320 are males and 141 are females, with the youngest being a one year old infant while the oldest is 86 years old.

The new infections now bring the country’s national COVID-19 infections tally to 11,252.