Kamukunji Police Station hit by COVID-19 as three are taken ill, cases now at 4, 478

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Kenyatta University Referral Hospital. [Photo Star]

A Rapid Response Medical team was on Saturday dispatched to Kamukunji Police Station after three cops tested positive for coronavirus.

One of the officers reportedly tested positive at the Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi on Friday. He was then confined to isolation at his home in Ruiru and is under medical observation from a team of medics.

His other colleague based at the DCI Training school in South C was taken to Kenyatta University Teaching and Referral Hospital for treatment after testing positive.

His family is under quarantine at their house within Kamukunji police quarters.

A third officer was taken to Mbagathi hospital.

The health ministry will now embark on testing all the officers at the station.

Meanwhile, 104 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed on Saturday by Health CAS Dr Rashid Aman. The total caseload is now 4,478.

A total of 2,820 samples were tested in the last 24 hours bringing the total of samples tested to 136, 36.

The 104 patients are all Kenyans aged between 1 and 76 years; 76 are male and 28 are female.

Nairobi had 60 cases, Mombasa (33), Kilifi (5), Busia (3), Kajiado (2), and Taita Taveta (1).

Langata had the highest number of cases at 22, Kibra (19), Westlands (11), Starehe (3), Dagoretti North (2), Embakasi South (1), Kasarani (1) and Embakasi East (1).

Thirty-six people were discharged raising the total of recovered patients to 1, 586 while two more people died. Total deaths are now 121.