Kenya Confirms 13 COVID-19 Fatalities, 218 Infections

Kenya has confirmed 218 positive cases of Covid-19 cases from 5,424 samples tested in the last 24 hours, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has announced.

This brings the country’s total caseload rises to 37,707.

Of the new cases, all are Kenyans except eight who are foreigners.

159 are male while 59 are female. The youngest case is a one-year old infant and the oldest is 78-years-old.

CS Kagwe has also confirmed 170 recoveries; 91 were receiving treatment at various hospitals and 79 were on home-based care.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe During a Covid-19 Briefing At Afya House. [Courtesy]
This raises the total number of recoveries to 24,504.

The death toll rose to 682 after 13 patients succumbed to the virus.

The infections were distributed as follows: Nairobi (68), Kisii (28), Mombasa (21), Kisumu (19), Kiambu (13), Kajiado (11), Busia (10), Machakos (8), Tharaka Nithi (6), Garissa (6), Taita Taveta (5), Nakuru (4), Uasin Gishu (3), Narok (2), Laikipia (2), Kakamega (2), Kericho (2).

Homabay, Murang’a, Bomet, Kilifi, Makueni, Migori, Nyandarua and Nyeri all recorded one case each.

Nairobi cases were spread out in the sub-counties as follows: Starehe and Westlands (7) cases each, Lang’ata (6), Embakasi West (5), Dagoretti North, Embakasi Central, Embakasi East, Embakasi South, Kibra, Makadara and Roysambu (4) cases each, Dagoretti South, Kasarani and Ruaraka (3) cases each, Embakasi North, Kamukunji and Mathare (2) cases each.

In Kisii, the 28 cases are from Kitutu Chache South (27) and Kitutu Chache North (1).  In Mombasa, the 21 cases are from Jomvu (15), Kisauni (3), Mvita (2) and Nyali (1). In Kisumu, the 19 cases are from Kisumu Central and Kisumu East (8) cases each and Nyando (3).

In Kiambu, the 13 cases are from Kikuyu (4), Githunguri, Kabete and Lari (2) cases each, Kiambu Town, Limuru and Ruiru (1) case each, while in Kajiado, the 11 cases are from Kajiado North (7) and Kajiado East (4). In Busia, the 10 cases are from Matayos (7), Teso North (2) and Nambale (1).

In Machakos, the 8 cases are from Athi River and Machakos Town (3) cases each, Kangundo and Masinga (1) case each. In Tharaka Nithi, the 6 cases are from Mwimbi (5) and Igambang’ombe (1), while the 6 cases in Garissa, are from Dadaab (4) and Garissa Town (2).

In Taita Taveta, all the 5 cases are from Voi, while in Nakuru, the 4 cases are from Naivasha, Nakuru East, Nakuru West and Rongai (1) case each. In Uasin Gishu, the 3 cases are all from Ainabkoi.

A Man Getting Tested For COVID-19. [Courtesy]
In Narok, the 2 cases are from Narok North and Trans Mara (1) case each, the 2 cases in Laikipia are from Laikipia East and Laikipia West (1) case each, the 2 cases in Kakamega are all from Mumias West, the 2 cases in Kericho, are from Ainamoi and Buret (1) case each, while the 2 cases in Homabay, are all from Rachuonyo North.

The case in Murang’a, is from Kiharu, the case in Bomet is from Bomet Central, the case in Kilifi is from Rabai, the case in Makueni is from Mbooni, the case in Migori is from Rongo, the case in Nyandarua is from Ol Kalou and the case in Nyeri is from Nyeri Central.

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