COVID-19: Kenya records 179 new cases, 415 recoveries and 4 deaths


COVID-19: Kenya records 179 new cases, 415 recoveries and 4 deaths
Health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman during a past press address on the state of COVID-19. PHOTO | FILE

Kenya has recorded 179 new COVID-19 cases from 4,178 samples tested within the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health has said, taking the tally of infections to 34,884.

Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Dr. Rashid Aman, speaking on Friday during a tour in Bomet County, said 162 of the 179 are Kenyans while the rest are foreigners.

He added that 126 are males and 53 are females. The youngest is a one-year old child, while the oldest is 75.

The distribution of the cases by counties is as follows; Nairobi 66, Garissa 21, Turkana 12, Nakuru 12, Busia 11, Taita Taveta 10, Kiambu 9, Kitui 6, Kisumu 5, Kajiado 3, Machakos 3, Kericho 3, Nyamira 3, Trans Nzoia 3, Kisii 2, Mombasa 2, Laikipia 2, Nyeri 2, Kilifi 1, Baringo 1, Murang’a 1, and Uasin Gishu 1.

The 66 cases in Nairobi are in Westlands (8), Kibra and Langata (7) cases each, Embakasi East, Embakasi South, and Kasarani (5) cases each, Dagoretti North, Dagoretti South, Kamukunji and Starehe (4) cases each, Embakasi North, Embakasi West, and Roysambu (3) cases each, Ruaraka (2), Embakasi Central and Makadara (1) case each.

The CAS also revealed that 415 people had recovered from the disease, 161 under the Home-Based Care Programme and another 254 discharged from various facilities, taking the total recoveries to 21,059.

Four more patients however succumbed to the virus, taking the tally of fatalities to 589.

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