Doctors discover 12-year-old boy died of coronavirus posthumously, cases at 2,216

Rashid Aman
Dr Rashid Aman, Health CAS. [Photo courtesy]

Total confirmed coronavirus cases in Kenya are now 2,216 after 123 people tested positive in the last 24 hours.

Health CAS Dr Rashid Aman on Wednesday said that they tested 2,112 samples bringing the total samples tested since March to 85,058.

Of the 123 new cases reported, 44 are from Nairobi, 34 from Mombasa, Busia (20), Uasin Gishu (12), and Kiambu 3.

In Nairobi, all the 44 cases are from Kibra.

The recoveries rose to 553 after 54 people were discharged. Sadly, three more people succumbed to the virus bringing the total number of deaths to 74.

One of the deceased, a 12-year-boy, according to the CS “was discovered to be positive posthumously”.

On Tuesday, he indicated that they are mooting on imposing a total lockdown in Kibra where the rate of infection has increased exponentially in the last two weeks.

“It is on the table and the government will announce if it feels it necessary to do so… We are looking at where the cluster might be,” Dr Aman stated.

In the new 72 cases reported in the country on Tuesday, 39 of them were from Kibra while 13 are from Busia.

Over the last week, Kibra registered the highest number of COVID-19 cases.