Five more patients dead as Kenya records 136 new COVID-19 cases


Medical staff treat a COVID-19 patient inside a field hospital built on a soccer stadium ...
FILE PHOTO | Medical staff treat a COVID-19 patient inside a field hospital built on a soccer stadium in Machakos, on July 23, 2020. PHOTO / REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Five more patients have succumbed to COVID-19 in Kenya bringing the fatality to 594.

In a statement issued on Saturday, the Ministry of Health also announced that 136 more people have tested positive from a sample size of 3,707 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing to 35,020 the number of confirmed positive cases.

“Our cumulative tests now stand at 471,384. From the cases, 124 are Kenyans while 12 are foreigners. In terms of gender, 85 are males and 51 females. The youngest is an eight-month old infant, while the oldest is 75,” reads the statement.

at the same time, 99 patients have recovered from the disease, 64 from the Home-Based Care Program, and 35 have been discharged from various hospitals bringing the total recoveries to 21,158.

The 136 new cases are distributed across the counties as follows: Nairobi 35, Mombasa 25, Kajiado 11, Turkana 9, Kisumu 9, Migori 8, Nyandarua 7, Kilifi 7, Embu 6, Uasin Gishu 4, Busia 3, Kisii 3, Baringo 2, Kakamega 2, Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Tharaka Nithi 1, Kiambu 1, Kitui 1, and Trans Nzoia 1.

In terms of sub County distribution, the 35 cases in Nairobi, are in Lang’ata, Makadara and Starehe (5) cases each, Westlands and Kasarani (3) cases each, Dagoretti South, Embakasi West and Kibra (2) cases each, Dagoretti North, Embakasi Central, Embakasi East, Embakasi North, Embakasi South, Mathare, Roysambu and Ruaraka (1) case each.

In Mombasa, the 25 cases are in Changamwe (13), Mvita (8) and Jomvu (4), while in Kajiado, the 11 cases are in Kajiado Central (8) and Kajiado East (3).

In Turkana, the 9 cases are in Turkana West (8) and Turkana Central (1) and in Kisumu, the 9 cases are in Kisumu Central (8) and Kisumu West (1).

The 8 cases in Migori were recorded in Kuria East (6), Kuria West and Rongo (1) case each.

In Nyandarua, the 7 cases are in 0l Kalou (6) and Kinangop (1), while the 7 cases in Kilifi, are in Kilifi North (6) and Kaloleni (1). In Embu, the 6 cases are all in Manyatta, while the 4 cases in Uasin Gishu, are in Ainabkoi (3) and Turbo (1).

In Busia, the 3 cases are in Teso North (2) and Matayos (1), and the 3 cases in Kisii, are all in Kitutu Chache South. In Baringo, the 2 cases are all in Baringo Central, and the 2 cases in Kakamega, are all in Lurambi.

The case in Elgeyo Marakwet, is in Keiyo North, the case in Tharaka Nithi, is in Chuka, the case in Kiambu, is in Limuru, the case in Kitui, is Kitui Central and the case in Trans Nzoia, is in Saboti.

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