Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

top
Capital News

Capital Health

COVID-19 cases rise to 1,348 as 62 more detected

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 26 – The Ministry of Health on Tuesday announced 62 new coronavirus cases after testing 2,293 samples within a period of 24 hours, raising the country’s coronavirus tally to 1,348.

Nairobi and Mombasa recorded 23 and 16 cases respectively with the other cases being spread across the counties of Kwale (8), Kiambu (6), Kajiado (6) and Kitui (3).

Health Chief Administrative Secretary Rashid Aman said of the 62 new cases 59 are Kenyans while 3 are foreigners.

“Of the new cases 45 male while 17 are female, in terms of age they range from 6 years to the youngest and 64 years for the oldest,” he stated.

In Nairobi the 23 cases are distributed across Umoja (6), Kibera (6), Eastleigh (3), Dagoretti North (2), Langata (2), Westlands (2), Starehe (1) and Embakasi East (1).

In Mombasa the 16 cases are spread across Changamwe (9), Jomvu (3), Nyali (3) and Mvita (1). In Kwale the 6 cases are from Msambweni (4) and Lunga Lunga (4).

In Kiambu the 6 cases were traced to Lari (5) and Ruiru (1)

In Kajiado the cases are from Kajiado central (4) and Kajiado East (1).

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

The 3 cases in Kitui are from Miambani in Kitui rural.

To date Kenya has tested a total of 64,264 samples, recorded 405 recoveries and 52 fatalities.

Meanwhile, three more patients were discharged after recovering from COVID-19 raising total recoveries to 405.

The release of the three patients brings to 891 the number of active cases being monitored in COVID-19 isolation and treatment centre.

So far, the country’s recovery rate stands at 30 per cent against the global average of 42 per cent.

The fatality rate stands at 4 per cent, significantly lower than the global average of 6 per cent.

The Ministry of Health appealed to members of public to present themselves for COVID-19 screening, to support targeted mass testing in Nairobi’s Kawangware and Eastleigh, and Mvita in Mombasa.

The efforts are seen as crucial to facilitate the safe reopening of the country’s economy which has been battered by current containment measures.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on May 23 hinted at the possibility of relaxing current COVID-19 containment measures which include a nationwide dusk-to-dawn curfew and restrictions of movement into and out of Nairobi, Mombasa, Kilifi, Kwale, and Mandera counties.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Click to comment
Advertisement
47447

Corona Virus Data

Kenya

Last Updated: 5 mins ago

Confirmed Cases

0

New Cases

0

Total Deaths

0

New Deaths

0

Total Recovered

0

Active Cases

0

in Critical

0

More on Capital News

BBI

NAIROBI, Kenya Oct 21 – Deputy President William Ruto has sent the clearest signal that he will oppose the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report,...

Capital Health

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 21- Kenya recorded 16 COVID-19 deaths Wednesday, the highest on a single day recorded in the country. The deaths raised the...

BBI

NAIROBI, Kenya October 21 – The Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report has reccomended the creation of a mental Health and Happiness Commission under a...

BBI

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 21- County  Governments will receive increased revenue allocation from the national government if recommendations made in the final Building Bridges Initiative...

World

Lagos, Nigeria, Oct 21 – Buildings in Nigeria’s main city of Lagos were torched on Wednesday and sporadic clashes erupted after the shooting of...

Capital Health

MOMBASA, Kenya, Octo 21- At least three secondary schools in Mombasa County have been shut down over COVID -19 infections, days after the country...

County News

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 21- Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has gazetted Kisii State Lodge as a Protected Area. With the new development, it will...

BBI

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 21- The Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report is finally out, with far-reaching recommendations that include the creation of the Prime Minister’s...