COVID-19: Kenya confirms 183 new cases, 82 recoveries and 5 deaths

Kenya has Thursday confirmed 183 new COVID-19 cases out of a sample size of 4,188 bringing the cumulative number of positive cases in the country to 36,576.

Out of the 183 new cases, 169 are Kenyans while 14 are foreigners.

Speaking during the daily COVID-19 briefing at Afya House, CAS Mercy Mwanganagi said males continue to lead in the daily positivity rate at 131 while females stand at 52.

The youngest case in the last 24 hours is a 7-month-old child while the oldest is an 80-year-old.

Distribution of the cases by counties is as follows, Nairobi 54 cases, Kisumu 26, Mombasa  20, Kericho 11, Nakuru 10, Kisii 7, Machakos 6, Meru 5, Turkana 5, Lamu 3, Nyeri 3, Siaya 3, Kiambu 2, Kajiado 2, Busia 2, Homabay 2, Kilifi 2, Samburu 2, Kakamega 1 and Embu 1.

In terms of sub-county distribution, the 54 cases in Nairobi are from Starehe and Westlands 10 cases each, Kibra 6, Embakassi East 5, Dagoretti North and Lang’ata 4 each, Roysambu 3, Dagoretti South, Embakasi North, Embakasi West, Kamukunji, Kasarani and Madaraka 1 case each.

In Kisumu, the 26 cases are from Kisumu East 20, Kisumu Central 5, and Nyando 1 while in Mombasa the 20 cases are from Kisauni 10, Jomvu 6, Changamwe, Likoni, Mvita and Nyali 1 case each.

The CAS on a positive note said that a total of 82 people had recovered from the virus, 33 from home-based care, while 49 were from various health facilities bringing the cumulative number of recoveries to 23, 611.

In the last 24 hours, Kenya has recorded 5 deaths bringing the cumulative number of fatalities in the country to 642.

Mwanganagi during the brief also said that since the onset of the pandemic, at least 945 healthcare workers have been infected with the virus with 16 having succumbed across 35 counties in the country.




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