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

2 Dead, 98 Recover As Kenya Confirms 263 Virus Cases

263 more Covid-19 positive cases have been recorded in the last 24 hours bringing the total number of cases in Kenya to 34,067, ministry of health has confirmed.

In a statement, MOH said that 4,424 samples were tested over the same period time bringing to a total of 450,146 samples since March.

259 of the newly detected infections were of Kenyan nationals while 4 were foreigners.

Of the new infections,180 were males while 83 weree females. They were aged between one and 83.

98 patients have recovered from the novel COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 19,688.

79 of these patients were on home-based care program while 19 were receiving treatment at various hospitals.

Sadly, two other patients lost the fight to the invisible enemy. As a result, the death toll rose to 574.

In the counties, the cases were spread out as follows: Nairobi (81), Kiambu (26), Embu (20), Makueni (18), Nakuru (15), Nyeri (13), Taita Taveta (10), Busia (10), Mombasa (9), Garissa (8), Kajiado (7), Kisii (6), Tana River (5), Migori (4), Machakos (3), Lamu (3), Narok (3), Kisumu (2), Baringo (2)Bomet (2), Laikipia, Meru and Muranga (2) cases each, Siaya, Vihiga, Isiolo, and Kilifi (1) case each.

Nairobi cases were distributed in the sub-counties as follows: Langata and Starehe (9) cases each, Kibra and Makadara (8) cases each, Embakasi West (7), Embakasi East, Embakasi South and Roysambu had (5) cases each.

Dagoretti North, Kasarani and Westlands had (4) cases each, Dagoretti South and Embakasi North (3) cases each, Embakasi Central, Mathare and Ruaraka (2) cases each and Kamukunji (1).

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