Kenya’s COVID-19 cases rise to 104,780 as 280 people test positive


Kenya's COVID-19 cases rise to 104,780 as 280 people test positive
File image of a patient undergoing a COVID-19 test. PHOTO| COURTESY

The Ministry of Health on Wednesday announced that 280 people tested positive for COVID-19 out of a sample size of 4,919 tested in the last 24 hours, taking the total confirmed infections to 104,780.

From the cases, 221 are Kenyans while 59 are foreigners; 173 are males and 107 are females, while the youngest is a three-year-old child and the oldest is 89.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, in a statement to newsrooms, said 713 patients recovered from the coronavirus; 676 were from the Home Based and Isolation Care while 37 were discharged from various health facilities, taking the total recoveries to 86,378.

CS Kagwe however noted that 2 patients succumbed to the disease, pushing the cumulative fatalities to 1,839.

The 280 cases were recorded across various countries namely; Nairobi 185, Nakuru 19, Kiambu 19, Kericho 12, Mombasa 6, Kajiado 6, Murang’a 6, Uasin Gishu 6, Machakos 5, Meru 4, Embu 3, Bungoma 1, Busia 1, Garissa 1, Kirinyaga 1, Kisii 1, Kwale 1, Makueni 1, Nyandarua 1 and Taita Taveta 1.

The 185 cases in Nairobi are from Lang’ata (45), Westlands (34), Dagoretti North (21), Kamukunji (11), Kasarani (10) Embakasi East and Kibra (9) cases each, Starehe (8), Embakasi Central and Ruaraka (7) cases each, Roysambu and Makadara (5) cases each, Dagoretti South (4), Embakasi South, Embakasi West and Mathare (3) cases each, Embakasi North (1).

In Nakuru, the 19 cases are from Nakuru East (8), Nakuru West and Njoro (3) cases each, Subukia (2), Gilgil, Naivasha and Rongai (1) case each.

In Kiambu, the 19 cases are from Kiambaa (7), Kiambu Town (4), Kabete and Thika (2) cases each, Gatundu North, Juja, Limuru and Ruiru (1) case each.

In Kericho, all the 12 cases are from Ainamoi. In Mombasa, the 6 cases are from Mvita (2), Changamwe, Jomvu, Kisauni and Likoni (1) case each.

In Kajiado, the 6 cases are from Kajiado North (3), Kajiado East (2) and Kajiado Central (1). In Murang’a, the 6 cases are from Kiharu (4), Kandara and Maragua (1) case each.

In Uasin Gishu, the 6 cases are from Ainabkoi (4) and Turbo (2). In Machakos, the 5 cases are from Athi River (3), Machakos Town and Masinga (1) case each.

In Meru, the 4 cases are from Imenti North (2), Buuri and Imenti Central (1) case each. In Embu all the 3 cases are from Manyatta.

The case in Bungoma is from Kanduyi, the case in Busia is from Matayos, the case in Garissa is from Garissa Town, the case in Kirinyaga is from Kirinyaga Central, the case in Kisii is from Kitutu Chache South, the case in Kwale is from Msambweni, the case in Makueni is from Makueni, the case in Nyandarua is from 0l Kalou and the case in Taita Taveta is from Voi.

For Citizen TV updates
Join @citizentvke Telegram channel



Video Of The Day: Guns galore

Avatar
Story By Ian Omondi
More by this author