Kenya’s COVID-19 cases rise to 107,729 as 400 people test positive


A Nairobi municipality worker sprays disinfectant in an effort to fight against the spread of ...
A Nairobi municipality worker sprays disinfectant in an effort to fight against the spread of the COVID-19 in the Kawangware neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya, May 2, 2020.

The Ministry of Health on Friday announced that 400 people have tested positive for COVID-19, out of a sample size of 5,189 tested in the last 24 hours, taking the total confirmed infections to 107,729.

The cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,322,806. From the cases 367 are Kenyans while 33 are foreigners. 248 are males and 154 are females. The youngest is a nine-month-old infant while the oldest is 95.

Today, 77 patients have recovered from the disease, 50 from various health facilities while 27 are from the Home Based and Isolation Care. Total recoveries now stand at 87,176.

Unfortunately, 3 patients have succumbed to the disease pushing our cumulative fatalities to 1873. Our sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their loved ones.

In terms of County distribution; Nairobi 279, Kiambu 37, Murang’a 9, Kericho 9, Kajiado 8, Machakos 7, Kisumu 6, Turkana 6, Nyeri 6, Busia 4, Uasin Gishu 4, Garissa 3, Kilifi 3, Kitui 3, Kisii 2, Makueni 2, Siaya 2, Vihiga 2, Mombasa 2, Nakuru 2, Nandi 1, Nyandarua 1, Bomet 1 and Bungoma 1.

In terms of Sub County distribution; the 279 cases in Nairobi are from Starehe (51), Kasarani and Kibra (25) cases each, Embakasi West (20), Embakasi Central (18), Kamukunji and Roysambu (16) cases each, Ruaraka (14), Embakasi East, Embakasi South and Mathare (13) cases each, Lang’ata (12), Dagoretti North and Makadara (11) cases each, Westlands (8), Embakasi North (7), Dagoretti South (6).

In Kiambu, the 37 cases are from Ruiru (8), Githunguri, Kiambu Town, Kikuyu, Lari and Limuru (4) cases each, Juja and Thika (3) cases each, Kiambaa (2) and Kabete (1). In Murang’a the 9 cases are from Kiharu (4), Maragua and Mathioya (2) cases each, Kangema (1).

In Kericho, all the 9 cases are from Ainamoi. In Kajiado the 8 cases are from Kajiado Central (5), Kajiado North (2) and Kajiado East (1). In Machakos the 7 cases are from Kathiani (5), Athi River and Machakos (1) case each.

In Kisumu, the 6 cases are from Kisumu Central and Kisumu West (3) cases each. In Turkana all the 6 cases are from Turkana West, while in Nyeri 6 cases are from Nyeri Central and Tetu (2) cases each, Mathira East and Mukurweini (1) case each.

In Busia, the 4 cases are from Matayos (3) and Teso North (1). In Uasin Gishu the 4 cases are from Ainabkoi and Turbo (2) cases each. In Garissa the 3 cases are from Dadaab (2) and Garissa (1). In Kilifi the 3 cases are all from Kilifi North. In Kitui the 3 cases are from Mwingi Central (2) and Kitui West (1).

The 2 cases in Kisii are from Bobasi and Kitutu Chache South (1) case each, the 2 cases in Makueni are all from Mbooni, the 2 cases in Siaya are all from Alego Usonga, the 2 cases in Vihiga are all from Vihiga, the 2 cases from Mombasa are from Kisauni and Mvita (1) case each, the 2 cases in Nakuru are from Naivasha and Rongai (1) case each.

The case in Nandi is from Chesumei, the case in Nyandarua is from 01Kalou, the case in Bomet is from Sotik and the case in Bungoma is from Tongaren.

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