Kenya has recorded 57 new coronavirus cases marking the highest single-day Covid-19 infections recorded so far in the country.
In a statement issued on Sunday, Government Spokesperson Col. Cyrus Oguna said 2,198 samples had been tested out of which 57 people tested positive, bringing the total number of positive cases in Kenya to 887.
The distribution of the cases by counties is as follows: Mombasa (35), Nairobi (17), Kajiado (3), Kwale (1) and Kitui (1).
“Thirty-four of the positive cases are males, and 23 are females. The youngest of the cases is two years old while the oldest is 61 years. Cumulatively, we have so far tested 43,712 samples,” adds the statement.
In Mombasa, the 35 cases are distributed in the following estates; Mvita (22), Likoni (4), Changamwe and Nyali have three cases each, Kisauni (2) and Jomvu one case.
In Nairobi, the 17 cases are distributed in the following estates; Kibra (9), a mandatory quarantine centre in Nairobi two cases, and Eastleigh two cases. Aga Khan Hospital, Kamulu, Dandora and Pangani have one case each.
Kwale has one case in Msambweni, Kitui has one case in Mwingi Town, while the three in Kajiado are from Kajiado central (2) and Kajiado North with one case.
This comes after a month ago, The government had said the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Kenya is yet to reach the threshold of a national disaster. Government Spokesperson Cyrus Oguna said only seven counties had recorded cases of infections and the eruption of cases was also low. Now the Government has added a 21 more days to the curfew and closed all borders.