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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,25TH MAY,2020-The number of those infected by the deadly corona virus in Kenya now stands at 1,286 after Seventy-two more patients tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours.The new cases includes 70 Kenyans, one Somali national and a Ugandan were confirmed following the testing of 2,711 samples over the said period.
According to Health Ministry CAS Dr. Mercy Mwangangi who addressed the press on Monday after noon, said the new cases are distributed as follows: Nairobi (52), Mombasa (11), Kiambu (7), Isiolo (1) and Turkana (1).
At the same time, nine more patients have recovered from the disease raising the total number of recoveries to 402.
One more patient has also succumbed to the virus pushing the number of fatalities to 52.
In Nairobi the cases are recorded as follows: Langata (21), Dagoretti North (15), Kamukunji (4), Kibra (4), Embakasi East (2), Kasarani (3), Dagoretti South (1), Makadara (1) and Mathare (1).
The 11 cases in Mombasa 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.
So far, the country has tested a total of 61,971 samples.
The Ministry of Health has in the meantime appealed on Kenyans to maintain a balanced diet and ensure they put in place exercise to improve their immunity as part of fighting Covid-19.