Kenya’s Covid-19 Deaths Hit 280


Kenya Sunday recorded the highest number of daily Covid-19 infections since March 13, a development likely to inform the outcome of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s crisis meeting with governors on Monday.

According to the Health ministry, 960 people tested positive out of 8,261 samples that were Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe in a statement said Nairobi recorded the highest number of new cases at 510 followed by Kajiado (102), Kiambu (100) and Machakos (58).

The surging infections in counties neighbouring the capital indicate the impact of Mr Kenyatta’s decision to lift containment measures and reopen the city county.


In Nairobi, most of the infections were recorded in Lang’ata, Westlands, Embakasi East, Starehe, Kibra, Dagoretti North, Embakasi West, Kasarani, and Makadara. In Kiambu, the infections were concentrated in Kiambu town, Githunguri, Ruiru and Thika while in Machakos, the cases were in Athi River.

A total of 276,415 tests have been conducted from which 280 deaths have been recorded. The total number of positive cases stands at 17,603.

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