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Kenya Confirms 395 Recoveries, 4 Fatalities As Infections Reach 35,793

In the last 24 hours, 190 people have tested positive for COVID-19 from a sample size of 4,609, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 35,793. The cumulative tests are now 490,445.

From the cases, 182 were Kenyans while 8 were foreigners. 136 were males while 54 were females. Age-wise, the youngest was a one-year old infant, while the oldest was aged 85.

Distribution of the cases by counties is as follows; Nairobi 65, Kitui 27, Mombasa 16, Uasin Gishu 13, Embu 10, Kisii 9, Garissa 6, Kajiado 6, Kiambu 6, Machakos 4, Nakuru 4, Meru 4, Kericho 4, Narok 4, Kisumu 2, Trans Nzoia 2, Bomet 2, Busia 2, Murang’a 1, Bungoma 1, Kakamega 1 and Kilifi 1.

In terms of sub County distribution, the 65 cases in Nairobi, were: from Roysambu (14), Dagoretti North and Langata (8) cases each, Embakasi East and Starehe (5) cases each, Embakasi South and Westlands (4) cases each, Embakasi West (3), Dagoretti South, Embakasi Central, Kamukunji, Kibra and Makadara (2) cases each, Embakasi North, Kasarani, Mathare and Ruaraka (1) case each.

In Kitui, the 27 cases were reported in Kitui West (24), Mwingi Central (2) and Kitui Rural (1).

In Mombasa, the 16 cases were from Jomvu (6), Mvita (4), Changamwe and Kisauni (3) cases each, while in Uasin Gishu, the 13 cases were confirmed in Ainabkoi (6), Soy (3), Kapseret (2), Moiben and Turbo (1) case each.

Embu infections were from Manyatta, while the 9 cases in Kisii were from Kitutu Chache South (6) and Bonchari (3) .

The 6 cases in Garissa were all reported in Garissa town, the 6 cases in Kajiado, were all from Kajiado North, and the 6 cases in Kiambu were from Thika (4), Kiambu Town and
Ruiru (1) case each.

In Machakos, the 4 cases were from Machakos town, while the 4 cases in Nakuru, were from Nakuru East (2), Gilgil and Nakuru North (1) case each.

The 4 cases in Meru were from Buuri, Imenti Central, Tigania East and Tigania West with (1) case each, while the 4 cases in Kericho, were from Belgut ( 3 ) and Ainamoi ( 1 ). Narok cases were in Narok North.

In Kisumu, the 2 cases were from Kisumu Central, the 2 cases in Trans Nzoia were from Kiminini, the 2 cases in Bomet were from Bomet East, and the 2 cases in Busia were from Teso North.

The case in Murang’a was from Maragua, that in Bungoma was from Kimilili, Kakamega’s from Ikolomani, and the case in Kilifi was from Kaloleni.

In the same period, 395 people recovered from the disease; 116 from the home-based care program, and 279 from various health facilities. Total recoveries now stand at 22,442.

Sadly, 4 patients have succumbed to the disease bringing the death toll to 616.

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