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COVID-19 UPDATE: Kenya records 389 new cases; highest number recorded in a single day.

Today, 3rd July, 2020, the country has registered the highest number of positive cases, with 389 people testing positive from 4,829 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The total number of positive cases in the country is now 7,577 from cumulative tests of 185,035 samples. 

All, except 3 of the positive cases, are Kenyans.  According to disaggregation by gender, 266 are males and 123 are   females, while by age; the youngest is one (1) year old, and the oldest 93 years.

All positive cases are distributed in the following Counties; Nairobi, (248), Kajiado, (36), Kiambu, (27), Mombasa, (23), Busia, (17), Machakos, (10), Migori, (9), Kitui, (6), Makueni, (3), Uasin Gishu, (3), Nakuru, (2), Kilifi, (2), Garissa, (1), Muranga, (1) and Narok, (1) case.

In sub-counties, the 389 cases are distributed as follows; in Nairobi; Dagoretti North, (55), Kibra, (40), Langata, (33), Ruaraka, (17), Westlands, (14), Embakasi East, (13), Makadara, (13), Roysambu, (11), Embakasi South, and Kasarani (8) cases each, Mathare, Starehe, Embakasi Central, and Embakasi West, (7), cases each, Embakasi North (5), and Kamukunji (3).

In Kajiado, the 36 cases are from; Kajiado Central, (32), Kajiado East and Kajiado North, (2) cases each, while in Kiambu, the 27 cases are in; Kiambaa, Kikuyu and Ruiru (6) cases each, Kabete and Kiambu town, (4) cases each and Thika Town, one (1) case.

In Mombasa, the cases are from; Mvita, (9), Nyali (6), Jomvu, (3), Likoni, (2), Kisauni, (2), and Changamwe, one (1) case. In Busia, the cases are from; Teso North, (12) and Matayos, (5), while in Machakos, the 10 cases are in; Athi River, (8), and Matangulu (2).

In Migori, all the (9) cases are in Kuria West, while in Kitui, all the (6) cases are from Kitui West. Makueni, has (3) cases in Makueni (2), and one (1) case in Kibwezi East, while all the (3) cases in Uasin Gishu are from Ainabkoi.

In Nakuru, the (2) cases are from; Nakuru East one (1), and Nakuru West, one (1). In Kilifi, the (2) cases are in; Kaloleni (1) and Kilifi North (1). Garissa has (1) case in Daadab, Muranga (1) case in Kihara and finally, Narok (1) case in Narok North.