COVID-19: Concern as Kenya records 604 cases, highest since August


COVID-19: Concern as Kenya records 604 cases, highest since August
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a past press address on the state of COVID-19 in Kenya. PHOTO | COURTESY

The Ministry of Health on Wednesday announced that 604 people tested positive for COVID-19 from a sample size of 5,832 in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of infections to 42,541.

From the cases, 583 are Kenyans and 21 are foreigners while 400 are males and 204 females; the youngest is a five-month old infant while the oldest is 94.

Distribution of the cases by counties is as follows; Nairobi (125), Nakuru (113), Mombasa (87), Busia (35), Uasin Gishu (33), Trans Nzoia (25), Kiambu (25), Kisii (24), Kisumu (24), Kajiado (16), Nandi (13), Kakamega (12), Meru (11), Machakos (7), Siaya (7), Garissa (7), Murang’a (5), West Pokot (5), Nyeri (5), Turkana (4), Laikipia (3), Wajir (3), Embu (2), Kirinyaga (2), Narok (2), Marsabit (2), Taita Taveta (2), Kitui (1), Nyamira (1), Tharaka Nithi (1), Kilifi (1) and Nyandarua (1).

In Nairobi, the 125 cases are from Westlands (19), Dagoretti North (15), Lang’ata (14), Embakasi East (11), Makadara (8), Embakasi West (7), Embakasi South, Mathare and Roysambu (6) cases each, Dagoretti South, Kamukunji and Kasarani (5) cases each, Embakasi Central, Kibra and Ruaraka (4) cases each, Embakasi North and Starehe (3) cases each.

In Nakuru, the 113 cases are from Nakuru East (71), Nakuru West (29), Naivasha (6), Nakuru North (4), Rongai (2) and Gilgil (1).

In Mombasa, the 87 cases are from Mvita (36), Kisauni (20), Jomvu (12), Changamwe and Nyali (7) cases each, Likoni (5). In Busia, the 35 cases are from Teso North (24), Matayos (9) and Teso South (2). In Uasin Gishu, the 33 cases are from Ainabkoi.

The ministry, in a statement signed by Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, said 88 people also recovered from the disease, 56 from the Home-Based Care Program while 32 were discharged from various hospitals, bringing the total recoveries to 31,428.

Ten patients however succumbed to the disease bringing the fatality to 797.

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