The Ministry of Health has this evening, 4th July, confirmed the highest number of Covid-19 patients within a period of 24 hours.

In a statement seen by Litkenya.com, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe revealed that 389 more people had tested positive for coronavirus disease.

Kagwe said that the new infections came from a sample size of 4,839 tests in the last one day.

The new patients include 266 males and 123 females with their ages ranging between one and 93.

Out of the 389 patients, 386 are Kenyans while three are foreign nationals living in Kenya.

On a good note, the number of recoveries has risen to 2,236 after 88 patients responded well to treatment.

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Unfortunately, the national Covid-19 death toll has soared to 159 following five more deaths.

Distribution of The Cases By Counties

The 389 infections were recorded as follows: Nairobi, 248, Kajiado, 36, Kiambu, 27, Mombasa, 23, Busia, 17, and Machakos 10.

The other cases came from Migori, (nine), Kitui, (six), Makueni, (three), Uasin Gishu, (three), Nakuru, (two), Kilifi, (two), Garissa, (one), Muranga, (one) and Narok, (one) case.

Today’s infections are spread out in counties as follows:

Nairobi – Dagoretti North 55, Kibra 40, Langata 33, Ruaraka 17, Westlands 14, Embakasi East 13, Makadara 13, Roysambu, 11, Embakasi South & Kasarani eight cases each, Mathare, Starehe, Embakasi Central, and Embakasi West, seven, cases each, Embakasi North five, and Kamukunji three.

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Kajiado: Kajiado Central 32, Kajiado East & Kajiado North, (two) cases each.

Kiambu: Kiambaa, Kikuyu and Ruiru (six) cases each, Kabete and Kiambu town, (four) cases each and Thika Town, (one) case.

Mombasa: Mvita, (nine), Nyali (six), Jomvu, (three), Likoni, (two), Kisauni, (two), and Changamwe, one (one) case.

Busia: Teso North, (12) and Matayos, (five).

Machakos: Athi River, (eight), and Matangulu (two).

Migori: All the (nine) cases are in Kuria West.

Kitui: all the (six) cases are from Kitui West.

Makueni: Makueni Town (two), and one (one) case in Kibwezi East.

Uasin Gishu: all the (three) cases are from Ainabkoi.

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Robert Mwangi

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