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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,17TH MAY,2020-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.
Meanwhile 12 individuals, all being Tanzanian truck drivers, have also tested positive for the virus.
The government says , 11 of them tested positive at Lunga Lunga Border and one at Taveta Border and were all referred back to Tanzania.
12 patients have since been discharged from hospital, bringing the total number of people who have so far recovered from coronavirus to 313, while those that have succumbed to the disease remain at 50.