The Ministry of Health on Friday, 3rd July, confirmed that 247 more persons have entered the national Covid-19 tally after their test samples returned positive results for the deadly respiratory disease.

Giving the daily Covid-19 situation update, Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Rashid Aman said that 242 of the cases are Kenyans while five are foreigners.

CAS Aman revealed that the Health ministry had tested 4,147 people over the last 24 hours.

Cumulatively, the country has tested 180,206 samples since the first case was reported in mid-March.

Out of the 247 cases, 164 of them are males and 83 are females with the youngest being a one-year-old baby and the oldest is 100.

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At the same time, the Health CAS noted that 39 more patients had fully recovered, pushing the number of recoveries to 2,148.

On a sad note, the Covid-19 death toll has risen to 154, after two more patients succumbed within the last one day.

Distribution of The Cases by Counties

The 247 infections are spread out as follows: Nairobi (153), Mombasa (35), Kajiado (15), Busia (12), Kiambu (12), Uasin Gishu (four), Machakos (four), Garissa (four), Murang’a (two), Nakuru (two), Siaya (two) while Lamu and Nyamira have one case each.

The distribution by sub-counties is as follows:

Nairobi – Kibra (35), Westlands (28), Dagoretti North (16), Kasarani (13), Embakasi East (12), Starehe (10), Lang’ata (eight), Makadara (six), Embakasi South (five), Embakasi West (four), Kamukunji (four), Roysambu (four), Dagoretti South (three), Ruaraka (three) and Embakasi Central (two).

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Mombasa – Mvita (17), Likoni (six), Changamwe (four), Kisauni (three), Jomvu (three) and Nyali (two).

Kajiado – Kajiado East (10), Kajiado North (four) and Kajiado Central (one).

Busia – Teso South (eight), Teso North (two) and Matayos (two).

Kiambu – Kiambaa (six), Ruiru (three), Thika (two) and Kikuyu (one).

Uasin Gishu – Ainabukoi (two), Kapseret (one) and Turbo (one).

Machakos – All the four cases were reported in Athi River.

Garissa – Garissa Township (two) and Daadab (two).

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