COVID-19: Kenya records 961 new cases, 854 recoveries and 10 deaths


COVID-19: Kenya records 961 new cases, 854 recoveries and 10 deaths
FILE PHOTO: Kenyan ministry of health medical workers prepare to take swabs from truck drivers during a testing for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Namanga one stop border crossing point between Kenya and Tanzania, in Namanga, Kenya May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya /File Photo

The Ministry of Health on Wednesday announced that 961 people tested positive for COVID-19 from a sample size of 7,780 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing to 85,130 the total number of confirmed infections in the country.

From the cases 944 are Kenyans while 17 are foreigners; 626 are males and 335 are females, while the youngest is a five-month-old infant, and the oldest is 94.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, in a statement to the press, said 854 patients recovered from the disease – 686 from the Home Based Care Program while 168 were discharged from various hospitals – taking the total recoveries to 56,464.

CS Kagwe however also stated that 10 patients succumbed to the disease, bringing the fatality to 1,484.

Distribution of the 961 cases by counties is as follows; Nairobi 203, Nakuru 118, Kilifi 83, Kirinyaga 71, Kericho 57, Uasin Gishu 52, Mombasa 41, Embu 41, Busia 40, Nyandarua 24, Kiambu 23, Kisumu 22, Isiolo 21, Nyeri 18, Nandi 16, Murang’a 14, Homa Bay 13, Kakamega 12, Nyamira 9, Turkana 8, Kajiado 7, Kwale 7, Trans Nzoia 7, Samburu 6, Vihiga 6, Siaya 6, Baringo 5, Taita Taveta 5, Kisii 5, Machakos 4, West Pokot 4, Meru 2, Mandera 2, Laikipia 2, Elgeyo Marakwet 2, Bomet 1, Garissa 1, Bungoma Marsabit 1 and Kitui 1.

In Nairobi, the 203 cases are from Lang’ata (26), Kibra (24), Mathare (19), Dagoretti North (17), Makadara (14), Kasarani (13), Roysambu (12), Ruaraka and Starehe (11) cases each, Embakasi Central and Kamukunji (10) cases each, Embakasi West (9), Embakasi East and Westlands (8) cases each, Embakasi South (5), Dagoretti South (4) and Embakasi North (2).

In Nakuru, the 118 cases are from Nakuru West (103), Naivasha (14) and Molo (1). In Kilifi, the 83 cases are from Kilifi North (32), Magarini and Malindi (17) cases each, Kaloleni (10), Ganze (4), Rabai (2) and Kilifi South (1).

In Kirinyaga, the 71 cases are from Kirinyaga Central (41) and Mwea West (30). In Kericho the 57 cases are from Ainamoi (49), Belgut (6), Bureti and Kipkelion East (1) case each.

In Uasin Gishu, the 52 cases are from Ainabkoi (31), Turbo (13), Kesses (6) and Kapseret (2). In Mombasa, the 41 cases are from Jomvu (18), Kisauni (13), Mvita (8), Changamwe and Likoni (1) case each. In Embu, all the 41 cases are from Manyatta.

In Busia, the 40 cases are from Matayos (21), Teso South (17) and Samia (2). In Nyandarua, all the 24 cases are from Kinangop. In Kiambu, the 23 cases are from Kiambaa, Kiambu Town and Ruiru (5) cases each, Kikuyu (4), Juja (2), Limuru and Thika (1) case each.

In Kisumu, the 22 cases are from Kisumu Central (10), Nyando and Seme (4) cases each, Kisumu East (2), Muhoroni and Nyakach (1) case each. In Isiolo, all the 21 cases are from Isiolo Town. In Nyeri, the 18 cases are from Nyeri Central (17) and Mathira East (1).

In Nandi, the 16 cases are from Emgwen (14), Chesumei and Nandi Hills (1) case each. In Murang’a, the 14 cases are from Maragua (6), Kandara (5), Kiharu (2) and Mathioya (1).

In Homa Bay, the 13 cases are from Homabay Town (7), Karachuonyo (3), Ndhiwa (2) and Rachuonyo South (1). In Kakamega, the 12 cases are from Mumias West (8), Likuyani and Lurambi (2) cases each. In Nyamira, all the 9 cases are from Nyamira Town.

In Turkana, the 8 cases are from Turkana Central and Turkana West (4) cases each. In Kajiado, the 7 cases are from Kajiado North (5) and Kajiado East (2), and in Kwale, all the 7 cases are from Msambweni, while in Trans Nzoia, the 7 cases are from Kiminini (6) and Kwanza (1).

In Samburu, all the 6 cases are from Samburu Central, and in Vihiga, all the 6 cases are from Vihiga, while in Siaya, the 6 cases are from Alego Usonga (4), Bondo and Gem (1) case each. In Baringo, the 5 cases are from Baringo Central (3), Baringo North and Koibatek (1) case each.

In Taita Taveta, the 5 cases are from Taveta (4) and Voi (1), while in Kisii all the 5 cases are from Kitutu Chache South. In Machakos, all the 4 cases are from Athi River, while in West Pokot, all the 4 cases are from West Pokot.

In Meru, the 2 cases are from Buuri and Imenti South (1) case each. In Mandera, all the 2 cases are from Mandera South, and the 2 cases in Laikipia, are from Laikipia East and Laikipia West (1) case each, while the 2 cases in Elgeyo Marakwet, are all from Keiyo North.

The case in Bomet, is from Bomet Central, the case in Garissa, is from Garissa Town, the case in Bungoma, is from Kanduyi, the case in Marsabit, is from Saku and the case in Kitui, is from Kitui Central.

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