Kenya’s coronavirus death toll rises to 700 as 9 patients succumb


Kenya's coronavirus death toll rises to 700 as 9 patients succumb
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe addresses the press on the state of COVID-19 on June 16, 2020. PHOTO| CITIZEN DIGITAL

The total number of coronavirus infections in the country have risen to 38,168 after 53 people tested positive from a sample pool of 1,107.

The new cases which consist 32 males and 21 females include 50 Kenyans and 3 foreigners aged between 1 and 76 years.

In a statement to the media on Monday, the Health Ministry also announced that 541,415 samples have been tested in the country so far.

The distribution of the cases by Counties is as follows; Nairobi 11, Meru 11, Kiambu 6, Uasin Gishu 6, Nakuru 4, Kajiado 3, Garissa 2, Busia 2, Laikipia 2, Machakos 2, Makueni 1, Embu 1, Kisumu 1 and Kwale 1.

In terms of Sub County Distribution; the 11 cases in Nairobi, are from Embakasi West and Lang’ata (2) cases each, Embakasi South, Kasarani, Kibra, Makadara, Roysambu, Starehe and Westlands (1) case each.

In Meru, the 11 cases are from Igembe North (9), Imenti North and Imenti South (1) case each.

In Kiambu, the 6 cases are from Ruiru (3), Juja, Kiambu Town and Thika (1) case each.

In Uasin Gishu, the 6 cases are from Ainamoi (3), Kapseret (2) and Kesses (1).

In Nakuru, the 4 cases are from Naivasha (2), Nakuru East and Nakuru West (1) case each, while in Kajiado, the 3 cases are from Kajiado North (2) and Loitokitok (1).

The 2 cases in Garissa, are from Dadaab and Garlssa Town (1) case each, the 2 cases in Busia, are all from Matayos, the 2 cases in Laikipia are all from Laikipia East, and the 2 cases in
Machakos, are all from Athi River.

The 1 case in Makueni, is from Makueni, while case in Embu, is from Manyatta.

The 1 case in Kisumu, is from Kisumu Central and the while the 1 case  in Kwale, is from Matuga.

The ministry also announced 60 new recoveries; 36 being patients from the home-based care system and 24 from various hospitals.

The death toll from the pandemic also rose to 700 after 9 patients succumbed between Sunday and Monday.

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