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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,1ST JUNE 2020-Coronavirus cases in Kenya have crossed the 2000-mark after 59 more people tested positive. Total number of cases in the country now stands at 2,021.
A statement from Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said the new cases are from 1,518 samples that were tested in the last 24 hours.
Total samples tested since March 13 when the first case was reported in Kenya is 80,054.
The new cases are from Nairobi 29, Mombasa 14, Turkana 6, Busia 4, Taita Taveta 2, Kajiado 2 while Kiambu and Kilifi have one patient each.
Nairobi’s cases are in Ruaraka 8 (all from mandatory quarantine); Westlands 6; Dagoretti North 4; Lang’ata 4; Kibra 3; while Embakasi East, Kasarani, Kamukunji and Makadara have one each.
In Mombasa the cases are distributed in the following areas: Mvita 6, Kisauni 2, Nyali 2, Jomvu 2, Chamgamwe 2.
The cases from Busia are from Malaba border 3 and Alupe quarantine facility 1 while in Turkana the six patients are from the Nadapal border point.
Taita Taveta cases are from Mwatate while the patients in Kajiado County are from Kajiado East.
The Kiambu patient is from Thika and the Kilifi case is from Rabai.
Age range is from 10-76 years.
Eight patients have been discharged within the last 24 hours bringing the total number of recoveries to 486.
A further 5 people have succumbed to the COVID-19 disease raising the death toll to 69.