Health CS Mutahi Kagwe while appearing before the National Assembly Health Committee investigating the alleged misuse of Covid-19 funds at Kemsa on Wednesday, September 2, 2020. Image/Standard

164 Contract Virus, 7 Die As Tally Shoots To 37,871

Kenya on Saturday recorded 164 new Covid-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours as the country’s total caseload rises to 37,871.

In a statement, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe, said 3,872 samples had been tested over the same period, bringing the total number of samples tested so far to 536, 601.

Of the positive cases, 140 are Kenyans and 24 are foreigners.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe. [Courtesy]
115 are male and 49 are female while the youngest case is a six-month-old infant and the oldest is 81 years old.

The distribution of cases by counties is as follows; Naiobi 41, Busia 22, Kisumu 17, Turkana 14, Embu 12, Mombasa 11, Nakuru 10, West Pokot 6, Transnzoia 5, Narok 4, Machakos 4, Uasin Gishu 4, Kilifi 3, Bungoma 2, Kiambu 2, Marsabit 2, Kakamega, Kericho, Nandi, Siaya, Taita Taveta have a case each.

Further, 77 patients were discharged; 37 from the home-based care programme and 40 from various hospitals, bringing the country’s the total number of recoveries to 24,581.

On a sad note, 7 other patients succumbed to the disease bringing the total number of deaths to 689.

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