Kenya cases soar to 1,109 as 80 more test positive

Kenya's Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe during a press conference on the Covid-19 disease at Afya House in Nairobi on May 21, 2020. PHOTO |COURTESY

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Kenya records 80 new coronavirus cases, the highest single-day jump.

Kenya has recorded 80 new Covid-19 cases after testing 3,102 samples.

The national tally now stands at 1,109, the Health ministry announced Thursday.

During the daily coronavirus briefing, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi said 41 of the new cases were recorded in Nairobi, 20 in Mombasa, seven in Siaya in western Kenya, six in coastal Kwale County.

He said a six-month-old baby is among the new patients found in the last 24 hours.

Mr Kagwe said nine more people were discharged after testing negative for Covid-19, raising the country’s total number of recoveries to 375.

The Covid-19 death tally remains 50, the CS said.