Kenya records 23 new COVID19 cases,total number now at 672 with 2 more fatalities

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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,10TH MAY 2020-Two more patients shave died due to  coronavirus in Mombasa, raising the country’s coronavirus death toll to 32.

The coastal city registered 12 virus cases out of the 23 cases confirmed in the country  on Sunday within a period of 24 hours.

From the 12 cases registered in Mombasa, 8 were recorded in Mvita, 2 in Kisauni and 2 in Likoni.

“We have lost two other patients from Mombasa, this now brings to 32 the number of those who have succumbed to the disease,”  said health administrative secretary Rashid Aman.

Mombasa Saturday recorded 10 cases spread across Mvita (4), Nyali (4), and Likoni (2).

The other 11 cases announced on Sunday are spread across counties of Mandera (6), Nairobi (4) and Kajiado (1).

The four cases in Nairobi are spread in Umoja (2), Komarock (1) and Pipeline (1).

The ages of the 23 patients including a Burundian national who tested positive range between 1 and 80.

Aman however noted that 32 more patients have recovered from coronavirus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 239.

“Since our last update I’m pleased to inform you that today we have registered the highest number of people who have recovered from the disease; we have discharged 32 people from hospital. This now brings to 239 the total number of recoveries,” he said.

Confirmed cases in Kenya now stand at 672.

The 672 cases are spread across 19 counties with Nairobi leading with 369 cases, Mombasa (227), Mandera (14), Wajir (9), Kajiado (8), Kilifi (8), Kiambu (7), Migori (7), Kitui (4), Kwale (3), Nakuru (3), Bungoma (2), Busia (2), Homabay (2), Machakos (2), Siaya (2), Isiolo (1), Kakamega (1) and Uasin Gishu (1).

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