Kenya’s COVID-19 cases hit 37,079 after 98 more people test positive


Kenya’s COVID-19 cases hit 37,079 after 98 more people test positive
Health CAS Dr Rashid Aman Adressing the press on the COVID-19 situation in the country. Photo: Courtesy.

Kenya on Monday confirmed 98 new cases of COVID-19 from 1644 samples tested in the last 24 hours, bringing to 37, 079 the number of confirmed positive infections.

So far Kenya has tested 518,350 samples since March.

Health Ministry CAS Dr. Rashid Aman, in a statement to the press, said from the cases all are Kenyans except 2 foreigners.

The 98 cases are made up of 63 males and 35 females; the youngest is a 9-year-old child while the oldest is 75 years.

The cases are distributed across the country as follows: Nairobi 32, Mombasa 20, Meru,Uasin Gishu (8) cases each, Kiambu (5), Kisumu, Migori and Machakos (4) cases each, Elgeyo Marakwet, Kilifi, Taita Taveta and Murang’a (2) cases each, Garissa, Kwale, Samburu and Nakuru (1) case each.

In Nairobi, the 32 cases are from the following sub-counties: Embakasi East 5, Dagoretti North and Westlands (4) cases each, Embakasi Central, Kamukuji and Royambu (3) cases each, Dagoretti South, Embakasi West, Kasarani and Langata (2) cases each.

Kibra and Ruaraka also recorded (1) case each.

The 4 cases in Kisumu are all from Nyando while the 4 cases in Migori are from; Rongo 3 and Suna East 1.

The 4 cases in Machakos are from Machakos Town (2) and Athi River and Kangundo (1) case each.

In Elgeyo Marakwet, the 2 cases are from Keiyo North while in Kilifi, the 2 cases are from Kilifi North.

The 2 cases in Taita Taveta are from Voi while the 2 cases in Murang’a are from Gatanga.

Dr Aman also announced 62 new recoveries saying 44 were patients under the home-based care system while 18 were discharged from various hospitals across the country.

The total number of recoveries so far is 23,949.

The death toll from the virus has also risen to 650 after two more patients succumbed between Sunday and Monday.

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