Kenya records 83 new COVID-19 cases, three more deaths


Kenya records 83 new COVID-19 cases, three more deaths
File image of health worker administering a COVID-19 test in Kenya. PHOTO| COURTESY

Three more people have succumbed to the coronavirus disease in Kenya bringing the total fatality so far to 597.

In a statement issued on Sunday, the Ministry of Health also announced that 83 people have tested positive from a sample size of 3,093 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing to 35,103 the number of confirmed positive cases.

“Our cumulative tests now stand at 474,477. From the cases, 77 are Kenyans while 6 are foreigners. In terms of gender, 58 are males and 25 females. The youngest is a one-year old child, while the oldest is 85,” reads the statement.

At the same time, , 72 patients have recovered from the disease, 39 from the Home-Based Care Program, and 33 have been discharged from various hospitals, bringing the total recoveries to 21,230.

The distribution of the cases by Counties is as follows; Nairobi 27, Busia 15, Kisumu 12, Nakuru 7, Machakos 7, Kiambu 5, Laikipia 3, Kisii 3, Kirinyaga 1, Mombasa 1, Nyandarua 1, and Uasin Gishu 1.

The 27 cases in Nairobi, are in Langata (5), Westlands (4), Dagoretti North, Embakasi West and Kamukunji (3) cases each, Roysambu (2), Dagoretti South, Embakasi Central, Embakasi East, Embakasi South, Kasarani, Makadara and Ruaraka (1) case each.

In Busia, the 15 cases are in Teso North (7), Matayos (6) and Teso South (2). In Kisumu, the 12 cases are in Kisumu West (6), Kisumu Central (5) and Kisumu East (1). In Nakuru, the 7 cases are in Naivasha (4), Nakuru West (2) and Rongai (1).

The 7 cases in Machakos are in Machakos Town (6) and Kathiani (1). In Kiambu, the 5 cases are Kiambu Town (3), Kabete and Lad (1) case each.

In Laikipia, the 3 cases are all in Laikipia East, while the 3 cases In Kisii, are all in Kitutu Chache South. The case in Kirinyaga, is in Mwea East, the case in Mombasa, is in Mvita, the case in Nyandarua, is in Kinangop, and the case in Uasin Gishu is in Soy.

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