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COVID 19 cases surpass the 36, 000 mark

188 people tested positive for Coronavirus Sunday from a sample size of 3, 092 tested bringing to 36,157 the number of confirmed positive cases in the country.

The cumulative tests are now 497,652 and from yesterday’s cases, with five foreigners, 149 of them males and 39 females while the youngest was a two-year old child, and the oldest 78.

A press release by the Ministry of Health gave the distribution of the cases by Counties with Mombasa having recorded the highest with 43, Turkana 29, Trans Nzoia 27, Nairobi 23, Kiambu 10, Nakuru 7, Kajiado 7, Uasin Gishu 5, Kilifi 5, Embu 5, Kisumu 4, Kericho 4, Taita Taveta 4, Kitui 2, Nyeri 2, Laikipia 2, Meru 2, Narok 1, Machakos 1, Lamu 1, Samburu 1, Tharaka Nithi 1, Garissa 1 and Kakamega 1.

In terms of sub County distribution, the 43 cases in Mombasa were from Kisauni (15), Mvita (9), Changamwe and Jomvu (6) cases each, Nyali (5) and Likoni (2). In Turkana, all the 29 cases are from Turkana Central. In Trans Nzoia, the 27 cases are from Saboti (21), Kiminini (4) and Endebes (2).

In Nairobi, the 23 cases were from Dagoretti North (4), Kibra and Langata (3) cases each, Embakasi Central and Westlands (2) cases each, Dagoretti South, Embakasi North, Embakasi South, Embakasi West, Kamukunji, Kasarani, Makadara, Ruaraka and Starehe (1) case each.

In Kiambu, the 10 cases were from Thika (6), Kiambu Town (2), Lari and Ruiru (1) case each. In Nakuru, the 7 cases are from Naivasha (6) and Nakuru West (1), while the 7 cases in Kajiado were in Kajiado East (4) and Kajiado North (3). In Uasin Gishu, the 5 cases were from Ainabkoi (2), Kesses, Moiben and Turbo (1) case each, the 5 cases in Kilifi were from Kilifi South (3), Kaloleni and Kilifi North (1) case each, and the 5 cases in Embu were all from Manyatta.

In Kisumu, the 4 cases were from Kisumu Central (3) and Kisumu East (1), the 4 cases in Kericho were from Belgut (3) and Ainamoi (1), while the 4 cases in Taita Taveta were from Taveta (3) and Voi (1).

The 2 cases in Kitui were from Kitui Central and Kitui West (1) case each, the 2 cases in Nyeri were all from Nyeri Central, the 2 cases in Laikipia were all from Laikipia North, and the 2 cases in Meru were from Igembe South and Imenti North (1) case each.

The case in Narok was from Narok East, while that of Machakos was from Machakos Town and the Lamu one came from Lamu West. The Samburu case came from Samburu Central, the Tharaka Nithi one from Chuka, one from Garissa Town, while the Kakamega one came from Malava.

296 people had recovered from the disease, 28 from the Home-Based Care Program, and 268 had been discharged from various hospitals and the total recoveries now stands at 23,067.

Sadly, the country lost three patients to the disease bringing fatality to 622.

By Wangari Ndirangu



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