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Kenya’s COVID-19 cases rise to 1,745 after 127 more test positive

127 more people test positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Kenya to 1,745.

The 127 new cases were confirmed after the testing of 3,831 samples over the last 24 hours.

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In a press briefing on Friday, May 29, Health Ministry CAS Dr. Mercy Mwangangi also announced that four more patients had succumbed to the virus raising the total number of fatalities in the country to 62.

All four deaths were recorded in Mombasa and the victims had pre-existing conditions.

CAS Mwangangi also announced 17 more patients have also been discharged bringing the number of recoveries so far to 438.

The new cases are spread out as follows: Nairobi (76), Mombasa (19), Busia (16), Uasin Gishu (8), Kiambu (2), Kajiado (5) and Isiolo (1).

In Nairobi, Kibra had the highest number of cases at 49, followed by Ruaraka (13), Makadara (4), Westlands (4), Langata (2), with Embaksi West, Kasarani, Dagoretti North and Starehe recording one case each.

The 19 cases in Mombasa are distributed as follows: Kisauni (7), Mvita (6), Nyali (3), Likoni (2) and Jomvu (1).

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So far the country has tested 74,003 samples since the first case was reported on March 13.

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