Kenya’s Covid-19 cases raises to 649 as Govt confirms 28 new cases,one more patient dies

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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,9TH MAY 2020-The government has yet again confirmed 28 new COVID19 cases bringing the total number  to 649.

Out of the 28 new cases, 10 are from Mombasa, nine from Nairobi, four from Migori, two from Kajiado and one each in Machakos, Kiambu and Homa Bay.

In a press briefing on Saturday afternoon , Health Ministry CAS Dr. Rashid Aman said the 28 new cases — 24 Kenyans and 4 foreigners from Tanzania — were confirmed following the testing of 1611 samples.

In Nairobi, the cases are distributed as follows: Embakasi (3), Eastleigh (2), Kayole (1), Huruma (1), South B (1), Kawangware (1).

In Mombasa, four cases are from Mvita, Nyali (4) and Likoni (2).

At the same time, five more patients have since been discharged bringing the total number of recoveries to 207.

One more patient has also succumbed to the disease, bringing the number of fatalities to 30.

According to the   health Ministry ,the country has so far tested a total of 31,041 samples for Covid-19.

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