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Murkomen’s Elgeyo Marakwet is Coronavirus 36th Casualty

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Elders from Kapterik clan in Epkee location in Elgeyo Marakwet County practice traditional rituals to curse and exorcise the deadly coronavirus 'spell'.
Elgeyo Marakwet County recorded its first COVID-19 case, raising the number of counties with reported infections to 36.
The county recorded one case out of the 124 new coronavirus cases, from 2640 samples that were analyzed in a period of 24 hours.  
The latest cases increases the country’s coronavirus tally to 2,340.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe while addressing the press on Thursday, June 4th, 2020 at Afya House, said the cases include 119 Kenyans and five foreigners.
The foreigners include two Somalis, two Tanzanians and one Eritrean.
Kagwe said 100 of the new cases are male while 24 are female.
Mombasa accounts for the lion’s share of the newly detected infections at 40, followed by Nairobi (38), Busia (26), Kajiado (6), Kiambu (3), Garissa (2), Taita Taveta (2), Muranga and Elgeyo Marakwet (1).
The 40 cases in Mombasa were reported in Mvita (14), Kisauni (11), Changamwe (6), Jomvu and Nyali (1).
The cases in Nairobi are distributed across sub-counties of Kibra (25), Kamukunji (4), Dagoretti North (5), Westlands (2), Langata (1) and Embakasi East (1).
The CS further stated that 39 patients had since been discharged from various health centers, hence the total number of recoveries now stands at 592.
He, however, also stated that 4 patients had died in the last 24 hours, taking the tally of fatalities to 78.

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Coronavirus Moves to Lamu from Elgeyo Marakwet

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Lamu emerged as the 37th county to contract the Coronavirus as two people tested positive for the virus.

The virus crept into Lamu, 24 days after Elgeyo Marakwet which was had been the last county to have contracted the COVID-19.

At the same time, the Health Cabinet Administrative Secretary (CAS) Rashid Aman on June 29th, 2020, announced 120 new cases of COVID-19 in Kenya bringing the total to 6,190.

The patients are from a sample size of 2,221 that was tested in the last 24 hours.

“The bulk is still Nairobi and Mombasa and Busia is third due to the border points. It’s only a matter of time before all counties report cases,” he said on Monday.

According to Dr. Aman, 115 of the new positive cases are Kenyans while five are foreigners.

Dr Aman said 42 patients had been discharged after recovering from the virus, raising recoveries in the country so far to 2,013.

And there was one more fatality, raising deaths so far to 144.

Nairobi has 67 cases, Mombasa 17, Kajiado 9, Machakos 9, Kiambu 8, Uasin Gishu 6, Nakuru 2 and Narok 2.

They are 84 males and 36 females.

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Kenya Hits 6000 COVID-19 Cases Mark

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Kenya reached the 6000 mark after 259 cases positive cases of the novel coronavirus were realized in the country on June 28th, 2020.

Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr. Mercy Mwangangi, addressing the press at Afya House during the daily COVID-19 briefings on Sunday, said the new cases were reported from 2,718 samples were tested in the country within the last 24 hours taking the total number of infections to 6,070.

.The 259 patients include 256 Kenyans and three foreign nationals composed of 159 males and 100 females with the oldest being 92 years old and youngest being eight months.

The case distribution according to counties is: Nairobi (127), Mombasa (39), Kiambu (22), Machakos (16), Busia (11), Makueni (9), Nakuru (9), Uasin Gishu (9), Kilifi (5), Kajiado (3), Kisumu (2), Lamu (2), Garissa (2), Marsabit (2), Kwale (1).

The 127 cases in the Nairobi Metropolitan area were recorded in such areas as: Westlands (31), Dagoretti North (22), Makadara (12), Embakasi East (11), Lang’ata (11).

Mombasa’s infections were confirmed in Likoni (13), Mvita (8), Changamwe (7), Jomvu (6), Nyali (4).

Dr. Mwangangi also said 35 patients were discharged from various health centers countrywide, hence the tally of recoveries now stands at 1,971.

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Shalom Hospital Closed over COVID-19 Fears

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A hospital in Machakos County has been temporarily closed following COVID-19 infections at the health facility.

Shalom Hospital in Athi River, an unknown number of patients are said to have died at the facility having contracted COVID-19.

A health worker also tested positive as people booked as inpatients at the hospital also tested positive for COVID-19 amid concerns that they may have contracted the virus while at the hospital.

The hospital will now act as a quarantine facility pending screening of all hospitalized patients who will now be placed under mandatory isolation.

Machakos Governor Dr Alfred Mutua on Saturday, June 27th, 2020 said the decision to close the facility on Friday night was arrived at after consultations with Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council and the Director General of Health.

An unknown number of patients are said to have died at the facility having contracted COVID-19.

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