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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,23RD JUNE,2020-.Kenya has confirmed 155 new Corona virus cases in the last 24 hour bringing the total number of infections to 4,952.Three more people have succumbed to corona virus in the country within the same period.The death toll now stands at 128.
Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi said all of the new cases are Kenyans: 120 are male and 35 are female.
She said the latest cases are from 4,171 samples with total cumulative samples tested now at 146,537.
The youngest is a 1 year old infant and the oldest is 77 years old.
County distribution is as follows:
▪️Uasin Gishu 4
Nairobi, cases are from;
▪️Dagoretti North 17
▪️Embakasi South 4
▪️Embakasi East 2
▪️Dagoretti South 1
▪️Embakasi West 1
Busia has 19 cases from Teso South (14) and Matayos (5); Migori has 10 cases are from Kuria West (6), Kuria East (3) and Nyatike (1); Mombasa has 16 cases are from Jomvu (4); Mvita (3); Nyali (1) and Changamwe (1).
102 patients have since been discharged bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,782.
Dr. Mwangangi however noted that containment measures have reduced cases as people are more conscious of their health.
“We have seen a decline and dipping in other infectious diseases,” she said adding that there has also been a decrease in vices such as domestic violence.
Health CAS says , Sexual Reproductive and Health Rights (SRHR) needs must be prioritized particularly over reported cases of teenage pregnancy.
“We are interrogating the data with the counties. Teenage motherhood is catastrophic and disempowering. One pregnancy is a pregnancy too many. We have reviewed this number. Teenage numbers present late. The current data from the study highlighted is inaccurate especially when we look at the antenatal data,” she said