Coronavirus infections in Kenya rise to 38,115 as 244 test positive


Coronavirus infections in Kenya rise to 38,115 as 244 test positive
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a past press briefing. PHOTO| COURTESY

The Ministry of Health on Sunday announced 244 new cases of the coronavirus from a sample size of 3,707 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing to 38,115 the total number of confirmed infections.

The statement sent to the press said from the cases, 228 are Kenyans while 16 are foreigners; 157 are males while 49 are females.

The youngest patient is a 3-month- old infant and while the oldest is 85-years-old.

The cases are distributed across the country as follows:

Nairobi 63, Nakuru 58, Kisil 23, Garissa 16, Kisumu 14, Mombasa 13, Kiambu 10, Busia 9, Trans Nzoia 7, Turkana 6, Kajlado 5, Kericho 5, Uasin Gishu 2, Narok 2, Laikipia 2, Siaya 2, Kakamega 1 Marsabit 1, Bungoma 1, Meru 1, Murang’a 1, Nyeri 1 and Tharaka Nithi 1.

In terms of Sub County Distribution; the 63 cases in Nairobi, are from Starehe (13), Dagoretti North (9) EmbakasiEast (8) Westlands (7) Kasarani (5) Dagoretti South (4Kibra and Lang’ata (3) cases each Embakasi South,Embakas West, Kamukunji and Ruaraka (2) cases each, Makadara, Mathare and Roysambu (1) case each.

In Nakuru, the 58 cases are from Nakuru East (39), Navasha (9), Nakuru west and Rongai (3) cases each, Njoro (2), Gilgil and Subukia (1) case each.

In Garissa, the 16 cases are from Garissa Town (15) and Dadaab (1). In Kisumu, the 14 cases are from Kisumu Central (6), Kisumu East (5) and Nyando (3).

In Mombasa, the 13 cases are from Jomvu and Nyali (4) cases each, Mvita (3) and Kisauni (2). In Kiambu, the 10 cases are from Thika (6), Klambaa (2), Kikuyu and Ruiru (1) cases each.

In Busia, the 9 cases are from Matayos (8) and Teso North (1). In Trans Nzoia, the 7 cases are from Saboti (5), Kiminini and Kwanza (1) case each, while the 6 cases in Turkana, are from Turkana Central (5) and Turkana West (1).

In Kajiado, the 5 cases are from Kajiado East and Kajiado North (2) cases each, Loltok tok (1).

The 2 cases in Uasin Gishu, are from Kapseret and Soy with (1) case each, the 2 cases in Narok, are from Narok North and Transmara with (1) case each, the 2 cases in Laikipia, are all from Laikipia East.

The 2 cases in Siaya, are all from Bondo, and the 1 case in Kakamega is from Lurambi.

The Health Ministry also announced 40 new recoveries; 30 being patients who were under the home-based care while 10 were discharged from various hospitals.

The coronavirus deathtoll in the country has also risen to 691 after 2 more patients succumbed to the virus.

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