Kenya records highest coronavirus deaths in a day as 12 succumb


Kenya records highest coronavirus deaths in a day as 12 succumb

12 Kenyans succumbed to the new coronavirus between Sunday and Monday, bringing the total number of fatalities to 197, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced on Monday.

During a televised statement, CS Kagwe also announced 189 new cases of the novel coronavirus, pushing the country’s total to 10,294.

CS Kagwe said the new cases are from 1205 samples tested in the last 24 hours, and push the total number of samples tested so far to 216,242 .

106 of the new cases are male while 83 are female aged between 5 and 71 years old.

The cases are distributed across the country as follows: Nairobi (147), Kiambu (20), Machakos (11), Kajiado (5), Mombasa (2), Uasin Gishu, Kisumu, Laikipia and Kericho have one (1) case each.

In Nairobi, the 147 cases are in; Dagoretti North (77), Embakasi East (10), Makadara (10), Embakasi South (9), Kibra (9), Embakasi West (6), Langata (4), Kamukunji and Kasarani (2) cases each while Dagoretti South, Embakasi Central and Embakasi North have one (1) case each.

In Kiambu, the 20 cases are in Kiambu Town (6) while Kikuyu, Kabete, Kiambaa, Ruiru and Thika have two (2) cases each.

Gatundu South, Githunguri, Juja and Limuru have one (1) case each while in Machakos, the (11) cases are in Athi River (7), Machakos (3), and Masinga (1).

In Kajiado, the 5 cases are in Kajiado North (4), and Kajiado East (1) while the 2 cases in Mombasa are in Kisauni and Nyali.

At the same time, 65 patients have been discharged from various facilities bringing to 2,946, the number of recoveries since the pandemic was reported in the country.

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