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52 more test positive for Covid-19 in Kenya


May 22, 2020

Kenya on Friday recorded 52 new Covid-19 cases bringing the national tally to 1,161.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said 2,567 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.

The Health minister, in his daily briefing, said Nairobi accounted for 23 of the new cases, Mombasa and Busia seven each.

New cases were also recorded in Kwale (5), Kajiado (4), Nakuru (2), Kiambu, Taita Taveta, Kilifi and Trans Nzoia counties recorded one each.

Eight of the cases in Nairobi were recorded in Kibera which has become a virus hotspot in the capital.

“Kibera is worrying as it now has eight cases and we will make a decision based on scientific research,” Mr Kagwe said.

He lauded Mombasa making significant progress in containing the disease.

Kenya, which confirmed its first case of the virus on March 13, had tested a total of 55, 074 samples from different parts of the county by May 22.

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