261 people have tested positive from a sample size of 3,387 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing to 39,184 the number of confirmed positive cases in the country.
In a statement on Saturday, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said a total of 559,098 cumulative tests have been conducted so far.
From the cases, all are Kenyans except 12 who are foreigners. The 186 males and 75 females are aged between four-months and 80 years.
26,426 patients have so far recovered from the disease. “Today 312 people have recovered from the disease, 229 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 83 have been discharged from various hospitals. Total recoveries now stand at 26,426” said Kagwe.
Three patients, however, succumbed bringing the number of fatalities to 728.
Nairobi leads with 128 new infections followed by Kisumu 37, Mombasa 13, Kisii 12, Kilifi 11, Uasin Gishu 8, Machakos 7, Nakuru, Kajiado, Kiambu, Meru have five cases each, Kitui 4, West Pokot and Nyamira three, Garissa and Tharaka Nithi two cases. Other counties to report a case each are Nandi, Elgeyo, Marakwet, Homa bay, Embu, Lamu, Makueni, Nyeri, Siaya, Vihiga, Trans Nzoia and Kakamega.
In terms of Sub County Distribution; the 128 cases in Nairobi, are from Starehe (50), Langata (17), Embakasi East (14), Roysambu (7), Westlands (6), Makadara (5) Dagoretti North and
Kamukunji (4) Dagoretti South, Embakasi North, Kasarani and Kibra (3) cases each, Embakasi Central, Embakasi South, Embakasi West and Ruaraka (2) cases each, Mathare (1). In Kisumu, the 37 cases are from Kisumu Central (20), Nyando (15), Kisumu East and Kisumu West (1) case each.
In Mombasa, the 13 cases are from Kisauni and Mvita (5) cases each, Changamwe (2) and Nyali (1). In Kisii, the 12 cases are from Kitutu Chache South (7), Nyaribari Chache (3) and Bonchari (2).
In Kilifi, the 11 cases are from Magarini (10) and Malindi (1). In Uasin Gishu, the 8 cases are from Ainabkoi and Kapseret (3) cases each, Kesses and Turbo (1), while in Machakos, the 7 cases are from Athi river and Machakos Town (2) cases each, Kangundo, Kathiani and Yatta (1) case each.
The 5 cases in Nakuru, are from Nakuru East (3), Gilgil and Molo (1) case each, the 5 cases in Kajiado, are from Kajiado East and Kajiado North (2) cases each with Kajiado West having (1) case, the 5 cases in Kiambu, are from Kikuyu (2), Githunguri, Juja and Thika (1) case each, and the 5 cases in Meru, are from lgembe North (3), Imenti Central and Imenti North (1) case each.
In Kitui, all the 4 cases are from Kitui Central, while the 3 cases in West Pokot, are from West Pokot (2) and South Pokot (1), and the 3 cases in Nyamira, are from the town (2) and Masaba North (1). In Garissa, the 2 cases are from Dadaab and the town with (1) case each, and in Tharaka Nithi, the 2 cases are from Chuka and Mwimbi (1) case each.
The case in Nandi is from Chesumei, Elgeyo Marakwet from Marakwet East, the case in Homa bay, is from Rachuonyo South, the case in Embu, is from Manyatta, the case in Lamu is from Lamu West, the case in Makueni, is from Makueni, the case in Nyeri, is from Nyeri Central, the case in Siaya, is from Alego Usonga, the case in Vihiga, is from Sabatia, the case in Trans Nzoia, is from Kwanza and the case in Kakamega, is from Lurambi.