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3-week-old infant among 127 newly registered COVID-19 cases

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 9 – A three-week-old infant in among 127 persons who tested positive for COVID-19 with a period of 24 hours leading to Tuesday.

The cases arose from 2,247 samples analyzed within 24 hours.

The Ministry of Health announced a 72-year-old was among the reported cases which included 124 Kenyans and three foreigners.

“Of the new cases the youngest is a 3-week old infant and the oldest is 72 years old, with 84 of the case being males and 33 females,” he said.

The cases reported on Tuesday are distributed across Nairobi (62), Mombasa (34), Busia (14), Machakos (4), Bungoma (3), Kwale (1) and Uasin Gishu (1).

In Nairobi the cases were drawn from Kibera (21), Westlands (14), Ruaraka (12), Kamukunji (5), Langata (4), Dagoretti North (3), while Makadara, Embakasi South and Embakasi West recorded a single case each

In Mombasa, the cases were reported in Mvita (8), Nyali (7), Changamwe (6), Jomvu (6), Kisauni (4) and Likoni (3).

In Machakos the 4 cases are from Athi River.

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All cases reported in Bungoma and Busia are truck drivers.

In Kiambu, the cases are from Thika (2), Ruiru (1) and Kikuyu (1).

The health ministry also announced that 72 health workers had contracted the virus from different environments since March, out of which 19 are being managed at different health facilities, the other 53 having been discharged.

The total number of recoveries now stood at 873 after 24 additional patients recovered.

Fatalities now stood at 88 after 3 more patients succumbed to the disease.

To date Kenya has tested 100,683 samples.

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