12 doctors among 19 who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Nyeri


12 doctors among 19 who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Nyeri

12 doctors are among 19 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Nyeri County.

Governor Mutahi Kahiga said this now brings the number of people with coronavirus in the county to 41.

As of Monday, data from the Health Ministry indicates distribution of coronavirus cases in counties as follows:

  • Nairobi 7,744
  • Mombasa 1,835
  • Kiambu 769
  • Kajiado 694
  • Busia 635
  • Machakos 372
  • Migori 215
  • Nakuru 195
  • Uasin Gishu 166
  • Kilifi 95
  • Makueni 72
  • Kwale 56
  • Taita Taveta 43
  • Kisumu 41
  • Garissa 36
  • Narok 35
  • Siaya 31
  • Meru 25
  • Lamu 24
  • Laikipia 22
  • Turkana 22
  • Mandera 20
  • Murang’a 20
  • Kericho 19
  • Wajir 19
  • Kitui 18
  • Kisii 15
  • Isiolo 13
  • Kakamega 13
  • Bungoma 12
  • Vihiga 9
  • Nandi 8
  • Homa Bay 6
  • Marsabit 6
  • Trans Nzoia 6
  • Nyamira 5
  • Bomet 4
  • Embu 2
  • Kirinyaga 2
  • Nyandarua 2
  • Tana River 2
  • Tharaka Nithi 2
  • Elgeyo Marakwet 1

Health CAS Rashid Aman said Baringo, West Pokot and Samburu are the only counties have not reported any cases of coronavirus.

“Nairobi and Mombasa counties continue to record highest attack rates of COVID-19 at 176.1 and 151.9 per 100,000 population respectively compared to 28.1 per 100,000 for the rest of the country,” Dr. Aman said.

Kenya has so far reported 13,771 cases of the virus, 5,616 recoveries and 238 deaths.

On July 10, Kenya lost its first doctor to the disease: 38-year-old Dr. Doreen Lugaliki.

The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) said the she contracted the virus while at work, reiterating on the need for the government to protect frontline workers.

 

 

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