28-05-2020 by redazione
The number of people infected with the Covid-19 virus in Kenya continues to rise, with a peak never reached in the last 24 hours. At a press conference held on Thursday 28 May in Kiambu County, Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe announced that 147 people tested positive for the swab, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 1,618.
Between yesterday and today, 2831 samples were analyzed, about three hundred less than yesterday, yet positives have increased, the result of targeted swabs. The tests used to date in the country have thus risen to over 70 thousand. Of the newly infected, 87 are male and 60 are female. The youngest is a 1-year-old infant and the oldest is a man of 87.
Thirteen are the patients declared cured and discharged from hospital or quarantine facilities, while another 3 people have died from the Coronavirus, bringing the total number of deaths to 58.
The cases of the last 24 hours are broken down as follows: Nairobi (90), Mombasa (41) and Kiambu (3). Other counties include Nyeri (2) and Uasin Gishu (2) while Kiajiado, Embu, Muranga and Narok each recorded one. There are now 37 counties that have had at least one positive at home, only 10 so far are exempt and among them is the coastal region of Lamu.
Each County has now set up its internal structures to cope with the possible resurgence and spread of Covid-19, also in view of the possible reopening next week.
Meanwhile, the Kilifi County authorities have announced that the only case detected yesterday, after two months of absence of symptomatic people, was
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