Kenya Records 6 More COVID-19 Deaths As Infections Reach 32,557

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At least 193 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed after testing 3,381 samples, Health CAS Dr Rashid Aman has said.

This pushes the total number of infections to 32,557.

Of the new cases, all except three were Kenyan nationals, 137 of whom were males and 56 females.

The youngest case was a two month old infant while the oldest was aged 87.

Speaking during the daily COVID-19 briefing, Dr Aman confirmed the loss of 6 more patients, bringing the death toll to 554.

On the other hand, 225 others have in the last 24 hours recovered from the disease.

As a result, the number of recoveries shot to 18,895.

188 of these patients were on home-based care program while 37 were admitted in various facilities.

In terms of distribution, the 193 infections were recorded in the following counties: Nairobi 78, Embu 24, Garissa 21, Kiambu 18, Nyeri 13, Mombasa 10, Samburu 6, Murang’a 5, Lamu 4, Kajiado 3, Trans Nzoia 2, Kilifi 2, Machakos, Isiolo, Tharaka Nithi ,Meru, Nyandarua, Uasin Gishu and Nakuru all had one case each.

Nairobi cases were from: Kamukunji 9, Embakasi East, Langata and Makadara 7 cases each, Dagoretti North and Embakasi South 6 cases each, Embakasi West, Kasarani and Kibra 4 cases each, Embakasi North, Roysambu, Ruaraka and Starehe had 3 cases each, Dagoretti South and Embakasi Central 2 cases each while Mathare had one case.

On whether Kenya’s curve was indeed flattening, acting Health DG Dr Patrick Amoth said it was too early to determine but mentioned that the next couple of weeks will be critical.

Dr Amoth also explained that today’s infection rate stood at 5.7% compared to yesterday’s 5.8%.

On his part, Dr Aman mentioned that the low number of infections was due to the lack of reagents.

 

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