Seventy-two more patients have tested positive for COVID-19 in Kenya, raising the tally to 1,286. Of the new cases, 70 are Kenyans, one Somalian and a Ugandan. The number was discovered from 2,711 samples over the last 24 hours.
Briefing the public on the status of the pandemic in Kenya, Health Ministry CAS Dr Mercy Mwangangi said the new cases are distributed as follows: Nairobi (52), Mombasa (11), Kiambu (7), Isiolo (1), and Turkana (1).
Full recoveries have risen to 402 as she confirmed nine new recoveries. Unfortunately, a patient died, bringing the total number to 52 fatalities so far. Turkana has been the latest county to record a coronavirus case. The number of counties affected by the disease now stands at 29.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health is appealing on Kenyans to maintain a balanced diet and ensure they put in place exercising to improve their immunity as part of fighting COVID-19.