By Daily Nation
Forty five more people have tested positive for the coronavirus in Kenya, the Health ministry announced on Tuesday, the highest number of positive test results in a single day since Covid-19 was first reported in the country.
Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe told the daily briefing that 29 of the new cases were in Nairobi, 11 in Mombasa and five in Wajir, all with a history of travel to Mogadishu, Somalia.
He said that all of Nairobi’s new patients were from Eastleigh, raising the area’s total number of infections to 63.
Among the new cases was a foreign national from Somalia. The new patients were aged between two and 87.
Mass testing has been taking place in parts of the country including Kawangware and Kibera in Nairobi and Mombasa County.
In Kawangware, CS Kagwe, a total of 24 cases had been recorded, while 39 had been recorded in Old Town Mombasa.
The 45 new cases cases were confirmed following the testing of 1,077 samples in the last 24 hours.
The ministry also announced that nine people patients had tested negative for the disease, raising the country’s total number of recoveries to 182.
With that number of recoveries and with the total number of deaths remaining 24, the number of actives cases of Covid-19 in Kenya stood at 329.