Virus Cases Jump To 32,118 As 10 Patients Die, 296 Others Recover

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The ministry of health has announced 355 new cases of Coronavirus.

In a statement, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe confirmed that the newly detected infections were from a 5,724 sample size.

As a result, the total has shot to 32,118 in the last 24 hours.

339 of these cases were Kenyans while 16 were foreign nationals. In terms of age, the youngest case as recorded in the same period was a 2 year old child and the oldest, an 81 year old person.

213 of the new infections were males while 142 were females.

Cumulatively, Kenya has tested 417,804 samples since March.

On the other hand, 296 patients have been discharged; 202 from the home-based care program and 94 others from various hospitals.

This brings the total number of recoveries to 18,453.

Consequently, 10 more COVID-19 patients died, bringing the death toll to 542.

Nairobi still recorded the highest number of infections with 118 cases.

The cases were distributed in other counties as follows: Mombasa 25, Nakuru 25, Kiambu 23, Kajiado 20, Migori 20, Machakos 18, Lamu 15, Kisumu 9, Narok 9, Laikipia 9.

Homabay 7, Busia 6, Bomet 6, Taita Taveta 5, Kitui 5, Kericho 5, Garissa 4, Uasin Gishu 4, Murang’a 4, Kirinyaga 4, Kisii 3, Samburu 2, Vihiga 1, Marsabit 1, Meru 1 , Kilifi 1, Kwale 1, Embu 1, Nandi 1and Nyandarua 1 and Tana river 1.

The 118 Nairobi cases were found in the following areas: Westlands 20, Embakasi East 13, Langata 12, Kasarani 11, Dagoretti North 9, Embakasi South 8, Embakasi West 6, Kibra 6, Roysambu 6, Starehe 6, Makadara 5, Dagoretti South 3, Embakasi Central 3, Embakasi North 3, Ruaraka 3, Kamukunji 2 and Mathare 2.

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