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COVID 19 positive cases in the country surpass the 30,000 mark

271 people  on Sunday tested positive for COVID 19 after 3,746 samples were rested in the last 24 hours.

This  now  brings to 30,120 cases so far in the country and the country’s cumulative numbers of those tested so far 391,416.

In  a press release today  from the Health Ministry, from the new cases, 268 were Kenyans while 3 were foreigners, 170 are male and 101 are female with the youngest case being an 8 months infant, while the oldest is 86 years old.

Nairobi  has  recorded the highest cases with 126 which are distributed in in Westlands 16, Kamukunji 14, Ruaraka 11, Kasarani, Lang’ata and Roysambu have 9 cases each, while in Embakasi West and Starehe have 7 cases each, Dagoretti South, Embakasi East and Makadara have 6 cases each. Dagoretti North, Embakasi South and Kibra have 5  cases each. Embakasi Central and Embakasi North have 4 cases each and Mathare 3.

Busia  recorded 14 cases, distributed in Matayos 11, and Teso North 3 . This is followed by Kirinyaga with 13 cases all in Kirinyaga East.

Machakos has recorded 12 cases distributed in Machakos Town 7, Athi River 3, Kangundo and Yatta have 1 case each and Narok has 12 cases distributed in Narok North 10, Narok East and Trans-Mara West 1 case each.

Kiambu has recorded 11 cases in Kabete and Ruiru having 4 cases each, Kiambaa, Kiambu Town and Kikuyu have 1 case while in Kajiado all the 10 cases are in Kajiado North.

Kitui  recorded 10 cases all in Kitui Central and Nakuru also recorded 10 cases with 5 in Naivasha and Nakuru East recording 5.

Kisumu 8 cases are in Muhoroni and Nyando 3 cases each and Kisumu West 2 while in Samburu all the 8 cases are in Samburu Central and the 8 cases in Garissa are in all Garissa Town.

Mombasa recorded 6 cases which are in Mvita 4, Jomvu and Kisauni have 1 case each. In Nyeri, 4 cases recorded are in Nyeri Central 3 and Mathira East 1 while Trans-Nzoia recorded 4 cases distributed in Saboti 2, Cherengany and Kiminini with 1 case each.

3 cases recorded in Taita Taveta are all in Voi and in Lamu, 3 cases recorded are all in Lamu town. In Kakamega 2 cases were recorded, 1 in Ikolomani and 1 in Lurambi 1. In Kisii all the 2 cases are in Kitutu Chache South while the Counties, Bungoma, Kilifi, Makueni, Murang’a and Siaya  which recorded 1 case each in Kanduyi, Kilifi Town, Makueni Town, Maragua and Ugunja respectively.

Today 686 patients have recovered from the disease. 60 were from various facilities and 626 from home-based care programme and this now brings the total number of recoveries in the country to 16,656.

From  the discharge, Unfortunately, 2 more patients have succumbed to the virus, bringing the fatalities to 474.

By  Wangari Ndirangu

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