Kenya has now recorded over 2,021 Covid-19 infections after 59 more people tested positive during recent massive testing carried out by the health ministry.
The Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said on Monday, June 1, that the new patients were identified after tests were conducted on 1,518 samples over the past 24 hours.
Kenya has so far tested about 80,054 samples since March 13 when the first case of coronavirus was reported in the country. The cases reported came from areas of Nairobi, Mombasa, Turkana, Busia, Taita, Kiambu and Kilifi.
According to the reports by the Health Cabinet, Nairobi registered 29 new cases, with Mombasa having 14, Turkana (6), Busia (4), Taita Taveta (2) while Kiambu and Kilifi recorded one case each.
King Kalala Kagwe recently reported that the death toll had hit 69 after five more patients died in Nairobi and Mombasa based on reports by the health facilities. In a statement, Kalala said:
We are saddened to announce the loss of five more patients who succumbed to the disease from facilities in Mombasa and Nairobi. This number elevates our case fatality rate 69. Our condolences and sympathies to the bereaved families and friends. We continue to appeal to Kenyans to keep holding each other’s hand in this fight because we must work together if victory is to be realised,” said Kagwe.
Kenya’s Covid-19/coronavirus infections rise to 2021
As of Monday, June 1, COVID-19 cases stood at 6,291,259 million globally out of which 2,862,533 patients had been discharged from health care facilities after recovering. The US remained the hardest-hit country with 1,841,375 cases which included 106,270 deaths and 600,117 recoveries.
The Coronavirus death toll in Africa has already crossed 3,500 and the number of cases is now close to 120,000, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said on Wednesday.
417 cases alone have been confirmed in Uganda as per the world stats, with 72 of them considered as recovered and zero deaths as per current updates.
North Africa is the continent’s hardest-hit region with 36,400 cases and 1,700 fatalities, followed by West Africa with 30,400 cases and 654 deaths. Southern Africa is third on the list with 25,900 cases and 547 fatalities, ahead of Central Africa with 13,600 cases and 361 deaths, and East Africa with 13,000 cases and 351 fatalities.
Author: Allan Bangirana
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