Breaking News: 18, June 2020 - Latest Kenya Covid-19 Cases and Updates

Breaking News: 18, June 2020 - Latest Kenya Covid-19 Cases and Updates

During the daily coronavirus briefing, Health Chief Administrative Secretary Rashid Aman said 213 more cases were confirmed in 24 hours bringing the national tally to 4,257. 

The new Covid-19 cases are distributed in counties as follows:  Nairobi (136), Mombasa (32), Kajiado (13), Kiambu (7), Busia (5), Nakuru (4), Machakos (4), Garissa (3), Isiolo (3), Taita Taveta (2) while Kitui, Migori, Narok and Embu recorded one case each.

This resulted from the highest number of tests done so far, following a backlog of samples following a shortage of reagents.

The average number of tests that have been done previously is about 2,000.

Reagents have since been replenished.

Health CAS Rashid Aman said Kenya's cumulative tests now stand at 130,498.

The youngest of the new cases is one-year-old, while the oldest is 73 years.

A total of 106 patients have been discharged, raising recoveries to 1,459.

However, another 10 patients have died - the highest.

The cases are distributed in Nairobi 136, Mombasa 32, Kajiado 13, Busia 5, Nakuru 4, Machakos 4, Garissa 3, Isiolo 3, Taita 2, Kitui 2, Migori, Narok and Embu one case each.

Aman raised concern about areas in Nairobi, including Westlands and Dagoretti, where cases continue to rise.

"Something is not right and residents have to do some soul searching," he said.

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