Virus Cases Near 39,000 As 7 Succumb, 91 Recover

On Friday, Kenya recorded 210 cases of Covid-19, pushing the country’s total caseload to 38,923.

In a statement, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe stated that 3,065 samples had been tested over the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of samples tested so far to 555,711.

Of the positive cases, all are Kenyans except five who are foreigners.

141 are male and 69 are female with the youngest case being a five-year-old child and the oldest 95 years.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe. [Courtesy]
Further, CS Kagwe said that 91 patients had recovered from the novel Covid-19; 77 from the home-based care program and 14 from various hospitals around the country, bringing the total number of recoveries to 26,114.

Sadly, seven patients succumbed to the disease bringing the total number of deaths to 725.

In the county distribution, Nakuru county led with 75 cases, Nairobi 37, Mombasa 15, Trans Nzoia 13, Kakamega 11, Kilifi 8, Uasin Gishu 8, Kisumu 7, Kiambu 7, Machakos 7, Bungoma 5, Kisii 3, Elgeyo Marakwet 2 and Nandi 2.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe. [Courtesy]
Taita Taveta, Kajiado, Meru, Murang’a, Kericho, Baringo, Laikipia, Embu, Vihiga and Narok counties recorded one case each.

The cases in Nakuru county were reported in Naivasha (23), Nakuru East (22), Nakuru West (16), Subukia (9), Rongai (3) and Nakuru North (2).

In Nairobi county the 37 cases were reported from Westlands (9), Dagoretti North and Lang’ata had five cases each, Embakasi East and Starehe (3) cases each, Embakasi South, Kibra and Makadara (2) cases each, Dagoretti South, Kamukunji, Roysambu and Ruaraka (1) case each.

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