Kenya records 440 new COVID-19 cases, 5 more deaths


Kenya records 440 new COVID-19 cases, 5 more deaths
File image of health worker administering a COVID-19 test in Kenya. PHOTO| COURTESY

Kenya has recorded 440 new COVID-19 cases after testing of 3,197 samples, raising the country’s caseload to 17,975.

In a statement issued on Monday, the Ministry of Health further said from the new cases, 437 are Kenyans while three are foreigners, with 286 males and 154 females.

The youngest case is a one-year-old infant, while the oldest is 84.

Nairobi continues to lead in the number of new infections with 326 cases followed by Machakos (32), Kajiado (17), Kiambu (17), Uasin Gishu (13), Mombasa (10), Murang’a (5), Baringo (5), Kilifi (2), Busia (2), Wajir (2), Nandi (2), Nyeri (1), Embu (1), Taita-Taveta (1) and Tharaka-Nithi (1).

Baringo now becomes the 45th County to record a case.

At the same time, five more patients have succumbed to the disease, bringing the number of fatalities recorded in the country to 285.

Ninety more patients have also been discharged from various hospitals, bringing the total number of recoveries to 7,833.

In Nairobi, the 326 cases are in Langata (59), Embakasi East (46), Westlands (38), Embakasi West (29), Kibra (23) Dagoretti North (17) Embakasi South (16), Kasarani (16), Makadara (15), Embakasi Central (14), Embakasi North (13), Roysambu (10), Ruaraka (10), Starehe (10), Kamukunji (6), Dagoretti South (3), Mathare (1).

In Machakos the 32 cases are in Machakos Town (16), Athi River (15) and Kangundo (1).

The 17 new cases in Kajiado are in; Kajiado East (11), Kajiado North (3) and Kajiado Central (3).

In Kiambu, the 17 cases are in; Ruiru (6), Kiambu Town (5), Kiambaa (2), Thika (2), Kabete (1), and Limuru (1).

In Uasin Gishu the 13 cases are in Ainabkoi (11), Kapseret (1), and Kesses (1) while in Mombasa the 10 cases are in; Mvita (4), Jomvu (2), Nyali (2) Changamwe (1), and Likoni (1).

In Murang’a the 5 cases are in Kiharu (2), Gatanga, Maragua and Mathioya (1) case each. In Baringo all the 5 cases are in Marigat.

In Kilifi the 5 cases are in Kaloleni (4) and Rabai (1) while in Busia the 2 cases are in Matayos and Teso North.

The two cases from Wajir are in Wajir East. In Nyeri the 1 case is in Nyeri Central, in Embu the 1 case is in Mbeere North, in Nandi the 1 case is in Emgwen, in Taita Taveta the case is in Voi while in Tharaka Nithi the 1 case is in Chuka.

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