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COVID-19 cases rise to 1,618 after 147 more people test positive
By Fay Ngina | Updated May 28, 2020 at 15:02 EAT
CS Kagwe during past briefing

The CS said out of the 147 cases, Kibra had 35, Langata 15, Makadara 9, Westlands 8, Kamkunji, 2 and Mathare 1.

Three more people also died in the last 24 hours bringing the total number of deaths to 58.

COVID-19 cases in the country have jumped to 1,618 after 147 more people tested positive.

Speaking at Tigoni Hospital in Kiambu, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced that 70,172 samples have been tested so far.

Out of the 147, Nairobi is leading with 90, Mombasa 41, Kiambu 3, Busia 3, Uasin Gishu 2, Nyeri 2, Murang'a 1 among others.

The cases in Nairobi are spread as follows, Kibra (35), Langata (15), Makadara (9), Westlands (8), Kamkunji (2) and Mathare (1).

Three more people also died in the last 24 hours bringing the total number of deaths to 58 as 13 patients got discharged. Total number of recoveries stand at 421.

Out of the 147 new cases, 87 were male and 60 were female, while the youngest being a one-year-old infant and the oldest 87 years.

Acting DG Dr. Patrick Amoth also noted that 54 health workers have tested positive for COVID-19.

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