Kenya’s coronavirus cases on Wednesday June 24 rose to 5,206 after 254 more patients tested positive from a sample size of 4,859 carried out in the last twenty four hours.
Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi during the daily coronavirus media briefing at Afya House confirmed all the new patients being Kenyans and further explained the gender of the cases, with 186 males and 68 females. The youngest is four years old and the oldest 92 years.
41 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 1,823.
However the number of fatalities also rose to 130 after two more patients succumbed to the disease.
Nairobi led with 127 cases followed by Mombasa (36), Migori (29), Kajiado (22), Kiambu (12), Busia (9), Uasin Gishu (5), Murang’a (3), Machakos (2), Kilifi (2), Nakuru, (1), Siaya (1), Taita Taveta (1), Garissa, (1), Isiolo (1), Kakamega, (1), Kisii (1).
Westlands is slowly becoming Nairobi’s COVID-19 hotspot with 32 cases reported, followed by Dagoretti North (18), Lang’ata (16), Kamukunji (14), Embakasi East (12).
The Mombasa infections were spread out in the sub-counties of Mvita (11), Jomvu (8), Kisauni (5), Likoni (5).
According to CAS Mwangangi, Nairobi Metropolitan area so far leads the nation in the number of coronavirus cases at 2,428 followed by Mombasa at 1,304 and Busia with 361.
Suna East has the highest number of cases in Migori County, while Kiambu County, Thika and Kiambu Town and have both recorded four cases each.
In Busia County, Teso South recorded 7 cases while the cases in Uasin Gishu county three (3) are from Ainabkoi while Turbo and Kesses have reported 1 case each.
Machakos County cases were reported in Matungulu (1) and Athi River (1).
CAS Mwangangi noted that Mombasa has a daily attack rate of 107, making it the most likely county in the country to contract the virus.