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Kenya Records the highest number of COVID 19 positive cases

Kenya   on Sunday recorded the highest number of COVID 19 after 960 people have tested positive for the virus after testing 8,261 samples in the last 24 hours.

This now brings the total case load in the country to 17, 603 and cumulative numbers of tests conducted so far 276,415

In  a  press release by the Ministry of Health, out of the positive cases, 952 are Kenyans while 8 are foreigners, with 604 being males and 356 females. According to age, the youngest is a 1-year-old child, while the oldest is 88.

Despite  recording the highest positive numbers today, the Cabinet Secretary (CS), Mutahi Kagwe  statement  says that the government has also discharged 169 patients, out of which 83 are from various hospitals and 86 are from home-based care bringing the total number of recoveries to 7,743.

Sadly, the country has also lost two (2) more patients to the disease, bringing the total fatality to 280.

Nairobi has again recorded the highest cases at 510, followed by Kajiado 102,, Kiambu 100 Machakos 58, Mombasa 48, Busia 21, Garissa 17, Uasin- Gishu 15, Kisumu 14, Nakuru 12, Narok 10 and Turkana 9,

Others are Bomet 8, Kericho 7, Murang’a 5, Makueni 5, Laikipia 5, Embu 3, Bungoma 2, Kakamega 2, Nyeri 2, Taita Taveta 2, Tana River 1, Trans- Nzoia 1 and Kisii 1.

In sub-counties the cases are distributed as follows; in Nairobi, the 510 cases are in; Lang’ata (65), Westlands (51), Embakasi East (45) Starehe (42), Kibra (39), Dagoretti North and Embakasi West (35) each, Kasarani (27), Makadara (26), Embakasi Central and Dagoretti South (23) cases, Embakasi South (22), Roysambu (21), Kamukunji (18), Embakasi North (17), Ruaraka (15), and Mathare (6). In Kajiado, the 102 cases are in; Kajiado East (48), Kajiado North (26), Loitokitok (16) and Kajiado Central (12).

In Kiambu, the 100 cases are in Kiambu Town (20), Githunguri (19), Ruiru and Thika (14) cases each. Limuru (8), Kikuyu (7) Kiambaa (6), Kabete (5), Juja (3), Gatundu South (2), Gatanga and Lari (1) case each.

In Machakos, all the 58 cases are in Athi River Sub-County. Mombasa cases are distributed as follows: Mvita (22), Jomvu (10), Likoni (6), Nyali (5), Kisauni (3) and Changamwe (2). Busia 21 cases are in: Teso North (13), Matayos (7), Teso South (1). In Garissa County, the 17 cases are all in Garissa Town.

Uasin- Gishu 15 cases distribution is as follows: Ainabkoi (13), Moiben and Turbo (1) case each. In Kisumu, the 14 cases are in, Kisumu Central (13) and (1) case in Nyando.

The 12 Nakuru cases are in: Naivasha (10), Nakuru East (2). While in Narok, all the 10 cases are in Narok West. Turkana the 9 cases are in: Turkana West (7) and Turkana Central (2). Bomet the all 8 cases are in Bomet Central. In Kericho, we have 7 cases in Ainamoi (5) and Buret (2). Muran’ga 5 cases are in Maragua (3), while Gatanga and Kiharu has (1) case each. Makueni’s 5 cases are in, Makueni (3) and Kibwezi West (2). All Laikipia 5 cases are in Laikipia East. Embu 3 cases are in Manyatta (2), and Runyenjes (1).

The following Counties have 2 cases each. In Bungoma, all cases are in Kimilili. All Kakamega cases are in Lurambi. Nyeri cases are in Nyeri Central. In Taita Taveta, the cases are in Mwatate (1) and Taveta (1).

Tana River, Trans-Nzoia and Kisii have 1 reported case in, Tana River, Saboti and Kitutu Chache South respectively.

According to World Health Organsiation (WHO), in the last 24 hours Africa has recorded 16,245 positive cases bringing the totoal load to 696 207 while it has lost 368) bringing the total to 11 708 deaths.

Globally in the last 24 hours there were 200,625 reported cases bringing the total load to 15 785 641 cases while there were 4 823 deaths bringing total to 640 016 deaths .

By  Wangari  Ndirangu

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