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COVID 19 Cases Surpass the 38,000 Mark

Covid 19 infections in the country hit the 38,115 figure last Sunday after 244 new cases were detected from a sample size of 3,707 tests in the last 24 hours.

In a statement the Health Ministry said the Cumulative tests now stands at 540,308 with the number of recoveries growing to 24, 621 as the country awaits with abetted breath for President Uhuru Kenyatta’s address to the nation today on the way forward after imposing measure to contain the pandemic.

The press release also indicated that 228 of the fresh cases were Kenyans while 16 were foreigners, 157 are males and 87 females and the youngest is a three-month old infant, while the oldest is 85.

The Breakdown on the distribution of the cases by Counties  showed that Nairobi still remained with the highest number of cases at 63,  followed by Nakuru 58, Kisii 23, Garissa 16, Kisumu 14, Mombasa 13, Kiambu 10,

Busia has recorded  9 cases, followed by  Trans Nzoia 7 , Turkana 6, Kajiado 5, Kericho 5, Uasin Gishu 2, Narok 2, Laikipia 2, Siaya 2, Kakamega 1, Marsabit 1, Bungoma 1, Meru 1, Murang’a 1, Nyeri 1 and Tharaka Nithi 1.

In terms of Sub County Distribution; the 63 cases in Nairobi, are from Starehe (13), Dagoretti North (9), Embakasi East (8), Westlands (7), Kasarani (5), Dagoretti South (4), Kibra and Lang’ata (3) cases each, Embakasi South, Embakasi West, Kamukunji and Ruaraka (2) cases each, Makadara, Mathare and Roysambu (1) case each. I

In Nakuru, the 58 cases are from Nakuru East (39), Naivasha (9), Nakuru West and Rongai (3) cases each, Njoro (2), Gilgil and Subukia (1) case each.

In Garissa, the 16 cases are from Garissa Town (15) and Dadaab (1) while In Kisumu, the 14 cases are from Kisumu Central (6), Kisumu East (5) and Nyando (3).

In Mombasa, the 13 cases are from Jomvu and Nyali (4) cases each, Mvita (3) and Kisauni (2)  and  In Kiambu, the 10 cases are from Thika (6), Kiambaa (2), Kikuyu and Ruiru (1) cases each.

In Busia, the 9 cases are from Matayos (8) and Teso North (1) and  In Trans Nzoia, the 7 cases are from Saboti (5), Kiminini and Kwanza (1) case each, while the 6 cases in Turkana, are from Turkana Central (5) and Turkana West (1).

In Kajiado, the 5 cases are from Kajiado East and Kajiado North (2) cases each, Loitokitok (1). The 2 cases in Uasin Gishu, are from Kapseret and Soy with (1) case each, the 2 cases in Narok, are from Narok North and Transmara with (1) case each, the 2 cases in Laikipia, are all from Laikipia East, the 2 cases in Siaya, are all from Bondo, and the 1 case in Kakamega is from Lurambi.

The case in Marsabit, is from Saku, the case in Bungoma, is from Kanduyi, the case in Meru, is from Igembe North, the case in Murang’a, is from Maragua, the case in Nyeri, is from Nyeri Central, and the case in Tharaka Nithi, is from Mwimbi.

Today, the statement says that 40 people have recovered from the disease, 30 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 10 have been discharged from various hospitals bringing the total recoveries now at 24, 621.

Sadly, 2 patients have succumbed to the disease bringing the fatality to 691.


By Wangari Ndirangu


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