Kenya records 104 new COVID-19 cases, 69 recoveries and 3 deaths


A Nairobi municipality worker sprays disinfectant in an effort to fight against the spread of ...
A Nairobi municipality worker sprays disinfectant in an effort to fight against the spread of the COVID-19 in the Kawangware neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya, May 2, 2020.

Kenya’s total COVID-19 cases have hit 102,048 after 104 infections were announced by the Health Ministry in a statement on Tuesday.

The new infections were tested from a sample size of 3,348 and push the total number of samples tested to 1,220,043.

Seventy seven Kenyans and 27 foreigners make up the new cases which include 66 male and 38 females.

The youngest patient is a 2-month-old infant while the oldest is 101.

Across the country, the cases are distributed as follows: Nairobi 68, Laikipia 7, Kiambu 6, Uasin Gishu 6, Siaya 3, Nakuru 3, Kisumu 2, Nandi 2, Machakos 2, Kajiado 1, Kakamega 1, Kericho 1, Murang’a 1 and Taita Taveta 1.

In terms of Sub County distribution; the 68 cases in Nairobi are from Lang’ata (16), Dagoretti North (9), Westlands (6), Kibra (5), Embakasi Central, Kamukunji and Makadara (4) cases each, Embakasi North, Embakasi South and Embakasi West (3) cases each, Kasarani, Mathare, Roysambu and Ruaraka (2) cases each,

Dagoretti South, Embakasi East and Starehe (1) case each.

In Laikipia all the 7 cases are from Laikipia East. In Kiambu the 6 cases are from Kiambu Town and Ruiru (2) cases each, Kabete and Kikuyu (1) case each.

In Uasin Gishu all the 6 cases are from Ainabkoi. In Siaya the 3 cases are from Alego Usonga (2) and Rarieda (1) while in Nakuru the 3 cases are from Nakuru East (2) and Naivasha (1)

The 2 cases in Kisumu are all from Kisumu Central, the 2 cases in Nandi are from Chesumei and Emgwen (1) case each, while the 2 cases in Machakos are from Kangundo and Machakos Town (1) case each.

The total number of recoveries from the disease has hit 84,542 after 69 new recoveries were recorded between Monday and Tuesday.

According to the Health Ministry, 37 of the new recoveries were patients admitted across various hospitals while 32 were under the Home Based Isolation and Care.

At the same time, the COVID-19 death toll has risen to 1,789 after 3 more patients succumbed.

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