On Thursday, Kenya yet again, recorded one of the highest covid-19 cases in the country, with 1,459 people confirmed to have tested positive for the virus.
The new cases were dawn from a sample size of 10,146 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Kenya to 74,145.
According to the Ministry of Health, the total cumulative tests done so far in the country stands at 815,040. Out of the newly recorded cases, 1,419 are Kenyans while 40 are foreigners.
780 patients have reportedly recovered from the disease, 690 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 90 have been discharged from various hospitals. The total recoveries now stand at 50,658.
On a sad note, the country has yet again lost 17 patients to the disease bringing the fatality in Kenya to 1,330.
Nairobi county still leads in terms of the areas affected, recording a total of 472 cases. Mombasa was the second-highest affected county with 108 cases while Laikipia and Uasin Gishu counties came third and fourth with 63 and 53 new cases respectively.
Distribution of the cases by Counties is as follows; Nairobi 472, Kiambu 311, Mombasa 108, Laikipia 63, Uasin Gishu 53, Busia 49, Kisumu 48, Meru 43, Nakuru 36, Kericho 33, Kisii 29, Kakamega 29, Marsabit 17, Murang’a 16, Nyamira 16, Kajiado 15, Garissa 13, Nandi 12, Kitui 12.
Nyeri county had 11 cases, Machakos 11, Siaya 10, Bungoma 10, Turkana 8, Kirinyaga 8, Kilifi 6, Bomet 5, Trans Nzoia 4, Homabay 3, Makueni 2, Taita Taveta 2, Kwale 2, Isiolo 1, and Tharaka Nithi 1.
Distribution per sub-counties is as follows: