Kenya’s COVID-19 cases rise to 34,705 after 212 people test positive; 4 more dead

Kenya's COVID-19 cases rise to 34,705 after 212 people test positive; 4 more dead
Health CAS DR. Rashid Aman during the Press briefing on May 13, 2020.

Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr. Rashid Aman on Thursday announced that 212 people tested positive for COVID-19 from 3,937 samples tested in the last 24 hours, taking the caseload to 34,705.

The CAS who spoke in Homa Bay stated that, from the cases, 14 are foreigners and the remaining are all Kenyans. In terms of gender, 132 are males while 80 are females; the youngest is a one-month old infant while the oldest is 76 years.

The distribution of cases by counties is as follows: Nairobi (96), Mombasa (21), Busia (10), Kiambu (11), Uasin Gishu (9), Laikipia (9), Taita Taveta (8), Narok (8), Machakos (7), Nakuru (7), Kilifi (6), Lamu (6), Kajiado (4), Bomet (2), Bungoma (1), Kericho (1), Kwale (1), Migori (1), Murang’a (1), Nyeri (1), West Pokot (1) and Meru (1).

In terms of sub-county distribution, the 96 cases in Nairobi are in: Dagoretti North and Westlands (18) cases each, Kamukunji (10), Lang’ata (6), Embakasi West (5), Makadara, Roysambu, and Starehe (4) cases each, Dagoretti South, Embakasi East, Embakasi North, Embakasi South, Kibra, Mathare and Ruaraka (3) cases each.

In Mombasa, the 21 cases are in Changamwe (7), Nyali (5), Jomvu and Mvita (4) cases each and Likoni (1).

Dr. Aman also stated that 195 patients recovered from the disease, 141 of them the under the Home-Based Care Program and 54 discharged from various hospitals, taking the total number of recoveries to 20,644.

Four patients however also succumbed to the disease, bringing the number of fatalities to 585.

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