Health CS Mutahi Kagwe

Kenya has confirmed 66 more cases of the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, bringing the tally of confirmed cases to 1029.

The latest cases are the highest number reported in a day since the first case was reported in March.

64 of the new cases are Kenyan citizens while 2 are foreign nationals.

The new cases are from 2,621 samples tested in the country between Tuesday and Wednesday and brings to total 49,405 the number of samples tested since the first case was reported.

The cases are distributed across the country as follows; Mombasa (30), Nairobi (26) Kajiado (3), Busia (1), Kisii (1), Uasin Gishu (1) Nakuru (1) Kirinyaga (1) Makueni (1) and Meru (1)

Further, the cases are distributed across the estates as follows: Mombasa; Likoni (10), Kisauni (8), Changamwe (3), Nyali (3), Jomvu (3) and Mvita (3).

In Nairobi, the cases are distributed as follows: Kibra (15), Langata (3), Starehe (2), Dagoretti (2), Westlands (1) Eastleigh (1), Mathare (1) and Dandora (1).