Mombasa’s COVID-19 cases surge in single day as tally hits 36,724

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe
Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Health Mutahi Kagwe [Photo/Xinhua]

Mombasa led with the highest number of COVID-19 cases recorded on Friday.

Out of the 148 new cases recorded in the last 24 hours, Mombasa had 40 new cases.

The total number of COVID-19 cases is now 36,724.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said that 2,438 samples were tested in the last 24 hours bringing the total number of samples tested so far to 511,614.

Out of the 148 new cases, three were foreigners with the youngest being a two-year-old infant while the oldest was 75 years.

105 were male and 43 were female.

Another 98 patients were discharged, 46 who were from home-based care and 52 from hospitals across the country bringing the total number of recoveries to 23,709.

Sadly, four patients succumbed to the disease bringing the total number of deaths to 646.

Besides Mombasa’s 40 cases, Nairobi came in second with 32 cases followed by Laikipia 15, Kiambu 11, Nakuru 7, Embu 7, Uasin Gishu 6, Kajiado 6.

Taita Taveta and Kisumu counties had 5 cases each. Kitui 4, Trans Nzoia 3, Baringo 1, Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Kwale 1, Machakos 1, Kericho 1, Makueni 1 and Murang’a 1.