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Kenya records 603 Covid-19 cases as the infection numbers continue to rise

The  Covid-19 pandemic situation in the country revealed infection numbers are still rising therefore reiterating the need for precautions and other containment measures given by government be taken seriously.

In  a  press  statement  on Sunday, the Health Cabinet Secretary (CS), Mutahi Kagwe said the country has recorded a high of 603 positive cases from a sample of 5,724 tested over the previous 24 hours.

This  now brings the number of confirmed positive cases to 13,353 while cumulative samples tested have risen to 243,887.

The new cases comprise 361 males and 242 females whose age ranges from the youngest a seven-month-old infant, while the oldest is aged 86 years.

The  CS  said that out of the 603 cases, Nairobi has the highest tally with 441 cases followed by Kiambu with 44, Mombasa has 22, Nakuru 17, Kilifi 10, Machakos 6, Kisii 6, Makueni 5, Murang’a 3, Nyeri 2, while Kakamega , Kericho , Kisumu , Kwale , Lamu , Narok , Tharaka Nithi , and Uasin Gishu have one case each.

In the sub-counties, Nairobi cases are distributed in Lang’ata and Westlands 43 cases each, Dagoretti North 38, Starehe 34, Kibra and Ruaraka 33 cases each, Embakasi East 28, Makadara 26, Roysambu 25, Embakasi South, Embakasi West and Kasarani 23 cases each, Embakasi North 21, Kamukunji 20, Dagoretti South 15, Embakasi Central 9, and Mathare 4.

In Kiambu, the 44 cases are in; Kikuyu, Ruiru and Thika (10) cases each, Kabete and Kiambu Town (4) cases each, Juja, Kiambaa and (2) cases each.

In Mombasa, the 22 cases are in; Mvita (11), Jomvu (4), Changamwe (3), Likoni and Nyali (2) cases each while in Nakuru, the 17 cases are in; Naivasha (15) and Nakuru West (2).

In Kilifi, the 10 cases are in Kilifi South (8) and Kilifi North (2). In Machakos, the 6 cases are in; Athi River (5) and Masinga (1), while Kisii, has (6) cases in Kituti Chache South.

Makueni has 5 cases in Kibwezi West (3) and Kibwezi East (2) while Murang’a has 3 cases in Gatanga, Kandara and Kihara one (1) case each while Nyeri has 2 cases in Nyeri Central.

Kakamega has one case in Lurambi, Kericho one case in Ainamoi, Kisumu one case in Kisumu Central, Kwale one case in Lunga lunga, Lamu one case in Lamu West, Narok one case in Narok West, Tharaka Nithi one in Chuka and Uasin Gishu one case in Kapseret.

The government has also reported 682 patients who have recovered from the disease and been discharged. And out of the figure, 562 have been under home-based care, while 120 have been discharged from various hospitals, bringing the total number of recoveries so far to 5,122.

Sadly, the country has also lost another 9 patients to the disease, bringing the fatality count to 234.

By  Wangari  Ndirangu

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