Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Rashid Aman on Monday, 29th June, disclosed that 120 additional samples had returned positive results for the coronavirus disease.

Within the last 24 hours, the CAS said, 2,221 people were tested, raising the total number of samples analysed so far to 167,417.

The new cases include 115 Kenyans and five foreigners aged between six and 83.

Out of the 120 infections, 36 are females.

At the same time, the Covid-19 death toll has soared to 144, after one more patient lost his life.

On a good note, 42 other people have fully recovered from the respiratory disease, bringing the total number of recoveries in Kenya to 2,013.

CAS Aman expressed optimism that the country would overcome the Covid-19 pandemic.

“While this maybe one of the greatest health crisis our nation is facing, our resilience and the ‘never say die’ spirit will help us overcome this just as we have done before.”

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The Ministry of Health also admitted that some Members of Parliament may have tested positive for Covid-19, but declined to give any details of how many they are or who are in critical condition.

Director of Public Health Francis Kuria said: “Knowing who they are or their state won’t help you in any way. We should observe the Covid-19 guidelines because that is the only way we will be safe.”

Distribution of The Cases By Counties

Nairobi – 67

Mombasa – 17

Kajiado – nine

Machakos – nine

Kiambu – nine

Uasin Gishu – four

Nakuru – two

Kilifi – two

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Narok – two

The cases in Nairobi are spread out as follows: Westlands (12), Dagoretti North and Lang’ata 11 cases each, Kibra (five), Makadara and Starehe four cases each, Kamukunji (three), Embakasi Central, Embakasi East, Embakasi North, Embakasi South, Embakasi West and Mathare two cases each while Kasarani, Roysambu, Ruaraka and Umoja have one case each.

The infections in Mombasa were recorded in Mvita (five), Jomvu (five), Changamwe Kisauni and Likoni two cases each.

In Kajiado, the cases are in Loitokitok (six) and Kajiado North, three cases.

In Machakos, the patients came from Athi River (four), Machakos Town (three) and Matungulu (two).

For Kiambu, the cases are in Juja (three), Gatundu South, Githunguri, Kabete, Kikuyu and Limuru one case each.

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In Uasin Gishu, the infections are from Ainakoi (two), Turbo and Kapseret once case each.

The two cases in Nakuru are from Nairobi, while the two patients in Narok were tested in Narok North.

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