164 people have today tested positive for COVID 19 from a sample size of 3,872 tested in the last 24 hours.
This now brings to 37,871 the number of confirmed positive cases in the country and the cumulative tests now at 536,601.
In a press release today on the COVID 19 situation in the Country, the Ministry of Health said 140 of the new cases are Kenyans and 24 are foreigners. 115 are males and 49 females and the youngest is 6 months old infant, while the oldest is 81.
On the distribution of the cases by Counties, Nairobi recorded the highest at 41 followed by Busia 22, Kisumu 17, Turkana 14, Embu 12, Mombasa 11, Nakuru 10, West Pokot 6, Transnzoia 5, Narok 4, Machakos 4, Uasin Gishu 4, Kilifi 3, Bungoma 2, Kiambu 2, Marsabit 2, Kakamega, Kericho, Nandi, Siaya, Taita Taveta have 1 case each.
In terms of Sub County Distribution, the 41 cases in Nairobi, are from Lang’ata (10), Dagoretti North (5), Roysambu (5), Westlands (3), Dagoretti South, Embakasi East, Embakasi South, Mathare and Starehe (2) cases each while Embakasi Central, Embakasi North, Embakasi West, Kamukunji, Kasarani, Kibra, Makadara and Ruaraka have (1) case each.
In Busia, the 22 cases are from Matayos (12) and Teso North (10). In Kisumu, the 17 cases are from Kisumu Central (16) and Kisumu East (1) case.
In Turkana, all the 14 cases are from Turkana West. Embu’s 12 cases are all from Manyatta. In Mombasa, the 11 cases are from Mvita (5) and Nyali (3) while Changamwe, Kisauni and Likoni have (1) case each.
In Nakuru, the 10 cases are from Naivasha (7) and Nakuru East (3). In West Pokot, the 6 cases are from Pokot West, Transnzoia’s 5 cases are from Kiminini (3) while Kwanza and Saboti have (1) case each.
In Narok, the 4 cases are from Narok North (3) and Narok East (1), In Machakos, the 4 cases are from Athi River and Machakos Town with (2) cases each while In Uasin Gishu, the 4 cases are from Ainabkhoi (2) while Kapseret and Moiben have (1) case each. Kilifi’s 3 cases are from Kaloleni, Magarini and Malindi with (1) case each.
In Bungoma, the 2 cases are from Kimilili and Tongaren with (1) case each. Kiambu’s 2 cases are from Kiambaa and Kikuyu with (1) case each while In Marsabit, the 2 cases are all from Saku.
Kakamega’s 1 case is from Shinyalu, Kericho’s 1 case is from Ainamoi, Nandi’s 1 case is from Chesumei, Siaya’s 1 case is from Gem and Taita Taveta’s 1 case is from Voi.
On a positive note, today, 77 people have recovered from the disease, 40 have been discharged from various hospitals and 37 from the Home-Based Care Program bringing the total recoveries now 24, 581.
Sadly, the country has also lost 7 patients who have succumbed to the disease bringing the fatality to 689.
By Wangari Ndirangu