Kenya records 3 new COVID-19 deaths,132 cases and 62 recoveries

A health worker sprays disinfectant to prevent an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at ...
A health worker sprays disinfectant to prevent an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

The Ministry of Health in a statement sent to media houses on Thursday, announced 132 new COVID-19 infections, tested from a sample of 4,220 people in the last 24 hours.

According to the statement, Kenya’s total COVID-19 cases have hit 102,353 while the total number of tests carried out has hit 1,228,047.

From the new cases, 111 are Kenyans while 21 are foreigners; 70 are male while 62 are female.

In county distribution, the cases are spread out as follows: In terms of County distribution; Nairobi 96, Kiambu 8, Taita Taveta 6, Kisumu 4, Nakuru 4, Meru 3, Kilifi 2, Mombasa 2, Uasin Gishu 2, Embu 1, Garissa 1, Machakos 1, Kajiado 1 and Kericho 1.

In terms of Sub County distribution; the 96 cases in Nairobi are from Dagoretti North and Westlands (13) cases each, Embakasi West and Lang’ata (8) cases each, Starehe (7), Kamukunji, Kibra and Mathare (6) cases each, Embakasi East (5), Embakasi South and Makadara (4) cases each, Dagoretti South, Embakasi Central, Embakasi North and Ruaraka (3) cases each, Kasarani and Roysambu (2) cases each.

In Kiambu the 8 cases are from Kiambu Town (4), Ruiru (3) and Thika (1).

In Taita Taveta the 6 cases are from Taveta (5) and Voi (1).

In Kisumu the 4 cases are from Kisumu Central (3) and Kisumu East (1). In Nakuru the 4 cases are from Gilgil, Naivasha, Nakuru East and Nakuru North (1) case each.

In Meru the 3 cases are from Imenti North (2) and Buuri (1).

The 2 cases in Kilifi are all from Kilifi North, the 2 cases in Mombasa are from Kisauni and Mvita (1) case each and the 2 cases in Uasin Gishu are from Ainabkoi and Turbo (1) case.

The Health Ministry has also announced 62 new recoveries; 45 from the Home Based Isolation and Care while 17 were from Hospitals across the country.

The total recoveries now stand at 84,790.

At the same time, the Ministry also announced that the deathtoll had hit 1,794 after 3 more patients succumbed to the virus.

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