Kenya approaches 100,000 COVID-19 cases


Kenya approaches 100,000 COVID-19 cases
FILE PHOTO | A nurse demonstrates how to activate a respirator as the hospital prepares for the coronavirus disease outbreak in Nairobi on April 6, 2020. PHOTO | REUTERS | BAZ RATNER

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has announced 136 new COVID-19 cases, tested from a sample of 3,787 in the last 24 hours.

In a statement sent to the media on Wednesday, said the new cases push the country’s virus case load to 99,444

So far, Kenya has tested 1,134 samples.

The cases are distributed across the country as follows: Nairobi 69, Homabay 11, Mombasa 11, Meru 10, Kisumu 8, Kiambu 5, Kilifi 4, Nakuru 3, Kajiado 3, Siaya 3, Kakamega 2, Machakos 2, Taita Taveta 1, Garissa 1, Turkana 1, Bungoma 1, and Narok 1.

In terms of Sub County distribution; the 69 cases in Nairobi are from Dagoretti North (7), Kamukunji (6), Embakasi Central, Embakasi West, Kibra and Starehe (5) cases each, Embakasi North, Lang’ata, Makadara, Ruaraka and Westlands (4) cases each, Dagoretti South, Embakasi East, Kasarani and Mathare (3) cases each, Embakasi South and Roysambu (2) cases each.

In Homabay all the 11 cases are from Homa Bay Town.

In Mombasa the 11 cases are from Kisauni (7), Mvita (2), Jomvu and Nyali (1) case each.

In Meru the 10 cases are from Imenti North (7), Buuri, Imenti South and Tigania West (1) case each.

In Kisumu the 8 cases are from Kisumu Central (7) and Kisumu East (1).

In Kiambu the 5 cases are from Juja, Kabete, Kiambaa, Kiambu Town and Ruiru (1) case each. In Kilifi the 4 cases are from Rabai (2), Kilifi North and Malindi (1) case each.

In Nakuru all the 3 cases are from Kuresoi South. In Kajiado the 3 cases are from Kajiado East, Kajiado North and Loitokitok (1) case each.

In Siaya the 3 cases are from Alego Usonga, Bondo and Rarieda (1) case each.

The 2 cases in Kakamega are from Likuyani and Lurambi (1) case each, while the 2 cases in Machakos are from Athi River and Machakos Town (1) case each.

The case in Taita Taveta is from Voi, the case in Garissa is from Garissa Town, the case in Turkana is from Turkana West, the case in Bungoma is from Kanduyi and the case in Narok is from Narok North.

According to the Ministry, 176 patients have recovered from the disease, pushing the total number of recoveries to 82,654.

At the same time, MoH announced that the COVID-19 deathtoll had risen to 1,736 after 2 patients succumbed.

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