Covid-19: Kenya cases rise to 7,886 as 309 more test positive

Sunday July 05 2020

Kenya's Health Chief Administrative Secretary Rashid Aman gives the daily Covid-19 briefing at Afya House in Nairobi on July 3, 2020. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO | NATION MEDIA GROUP


Three hundred and nine more people in Kenya have contracted the coronavirus, the Health ministry announced on Sunday, raising Kenya's total number of cases to 7,886.

Heath Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Rashid Aman also reported that 51 people had been discharged from hospital, raising the country's total number of recoveries to 2,287.

The new infections were recorded in 37 of the 47 counties in the country, from where 4,228 samples were collected.

Ten counties accounted for majority of the cases, Dr Aman said, identifying them as Nairobi, Mombasa, Narok, Busia, Nandi, Nakuru, Kajiado, Kisumu, Turkana and Makueni.

The 4,228 samples tested in the last 24 hours raised the total number of samples tested in the country to 189,263.