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COVID-19: Kenya records 72 Number rises to 1286


Kenya has recorded a total of 72 new cases raising the total of reported cases in the country to 1286.

The 72 are part of 2711 samples tested in the last 24 hours.Cumulatively the country has so far tested a total of 61971 samples.

Speaking during the daily COVID-19 briefing health CAS Mercy Mwangangi said that out of the new cases 70 are Kenyans while the remaining two are Somali and Ugandan nationals.

The number of fatalities in the country from COVID-19 also rose to 52 after another patient died.

Out of the new  cases 44 are Male while 28 are female.

9 more patients have also been discharged since yesterday raising the number of recoveries to 392.

In terms of distribution, Nairobi has 52, Mombasa (11), Kiambu (7), Isiolo (1) and Turkana (1).

In terms of Estates, Langata recorded 21 cases, Dagoretti North  (15), Kamukunji (4), Kibra (4), Embakasi East (2), Kasarani (3), Dagoretti South (1), Makadara (1) and Mathare (1).

In Mombasa the cases are from Nyali (4), Mvita (3), Kisauni (3) and Changamwe (1).  In Kiambu, the seven cases are from Limuru (2) and one case each in Githunguri, Kabete, Ruiru, Thika and Kikuyu.

The CAS further urged Kenyans to observe a healthy diet to boost immunity against the Coronavirus.


Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus.

The disease causes respiratory illness, like the flu with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing.

To protect yourself, you are required to wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your face, and avoid close contact (i.e maintain a social distance of 1 meter or 3 feet) with people.

The national government has also asked Kenyans to put on face masks because this will keep you safe in case an infected person sneezes or coughs beside you. Ensure you put on a face mask whenever in public transport, supermarkets and open-air markets.