COVID-19: Kenya records 139 new cases, 198 recoveries and 9 fatalities

Written By: Beth Nyaga
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COVID-19: Kenya records 139 new cases, 198 recoveries and 9 fatalities
File Photo: Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi

Kenya recorded 139 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday bringing the cumulative number of positive cases in the country to 37,218.

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Speaking during the COVID-19 daily brief, Health Chief Administrative Secretary Mercy Mwangangi said 125 of the new cases were Kenyans while 14 were foreigners.

The trend of men constituting the highest number continued with 112 of the cases being male while 22 are female with 1,774 tests having been conducted.  The youngest COVID-19 patients was a 4-year-old while the oldest was aged 82 years.

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Nairobi continues to lead in the distribution of COVID-19 cases at the county level recording 46 cases. In the latest data, Kisumu had 44 cases, Mombasa 9, Kajiado 9, Kericho 9, Kiambu 6, Laikipia 4, Machakos 3, Nakuru 2 while Garissa, Kirinyaga, Kisii, Makueni, Meru, Embu and Turkana had one case each.

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The 46 cases in Nairobi were from Westlands area which had  8 cases, Kibra and Lang’ata with 4 cases each, Dagoretti Noth, Dagoretti South, Embakasi East, Embakasi South, Embakasi West, Kasarani and Makadara with 3 cases each while Ruaraka and Starehe had 2 cases each. Embakasi Central, Embakasi North, Kamukunji, Mathare and Roysambu had 1 case each.

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The country also recorded 198 recoveries over the last 24 hours with 46 drawn from the home-based care program while 152 were from various health facilities.

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The latest numbers bring the cumulative number of recoveries to 24, 147.

Nine fatalities were also recorded on Tuesday bringing the cumulative number of deaths resulting from the contagion to 659.

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