On Tuesday, 30th June, the Ministry of Health confirmed that 176 more persons had their Covid-19 tests produce positive results.

Speaking at Afya House, Nairobi, Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Rashid Aman said that today’s infections came from a sample size of 2,419. Cumulatively, the country has, so far, tested 169,826.

As of now, the total national case load has settled at 6,366.

All the new cases are Kenyans with their the oldest being 78, while the youngest is a three-year-child.

Out of the 176 patients, 100 are males.

Over the last 24 hours, four more patients succumbed, raising the total number of deaths in the country to 148.

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On a good note, though, the number of recoveries has risen to 2,030 after 26 other persons responded well to medication.

At the same time, the Health CAS appealed to people diagnosed with tuberculosis to follow their medication to the letter.

He noted that such individuals were vulnerable to Covid-19, adding that most of those who have succumbed to the respiratory disease had underlying medical conditions.

Distribution of The Cases By Counties

The new infections are spread out as follows: Nairobi (99), Mombasa (20), Kiambu (17), Migori (13), Uasin Gishu (10), Kajiado and Busia four cases each, Kilifi (three), Makueni (two) while Machakos, Narok, Kisumu and Kakamega had one case each.

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The cases were recorded in sub-counties as follows:

Nairobi – Dagoretti North (24), Starehe (16), Westlands (15), Embakasi (13), Kibra (seven), Makadara (five), Kasarani (four), Lang’ata (three), Embakasi Central (two), Dagoretti North, Embakasi South, Mathare and Roysambu one case each.

Mombasa – Mvita (seven), Kisauni (five), Changamwe (five), Jomvu (two) and Likoni (one).

Kiambu – Kiambaa (seven), Kikuyu (five), Ruiru (three), Juja and Thika one case each.

Migori – Kuria West (11) and Suna East (two).

Uasin Gishu – Ainabukoi (seven) and Turbo (three).

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