COVID-19: Kenya records 5 more deaths as cases rise to 37,348

Written By: Beth Nyaga
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COVID-19: Kenya records 5 more deaths as cases rise to 37,348

Kenya recorded 130 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday bringing the cumulative number of positive cases in the country to 37,348.

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Speaking at the Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital (KUTRRH), Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said 123 of the new cases were Kenyans while 7 were foreigners.

The trend of men constituting the highest number of cases continued with 89 of the cases being male while 41 are female after 3,874 samples were tested. The youngest COVID-19 patient was a 3-year-old while the oldest was aged 90 years.

Nairobi continues to lead in the distribution of COVID-19 cases at the county level recording 35 cases. In the latest data, Kisumu had 19 cases, Kiambu 23, Mombasa 14, Uasin Gishu 8, Kericho 6, Kisii 5, Busia 5, Kilifi 5, Bomet 2, Narok 2 while Siaya, Trans Nzoia, Turkana, Kajiado and Machakos had one case each.

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The 35 cases in Nairobi were from Starehe with 7 cases, Dagoretti North and Lang’ata with 4 cases each, Roysambu 3, Dagoretti South , Embakasi East, Embakasi  West, Kasarani, Kibra, Ruaraka and Westlands contributing 2 cases each while Embakasi South, Kamukunji and Makadara had 1 case each.

In Kiambu, the 23 cases were drawn from Thika with 17, Ruiru 3, Kiambaa, Kiambu Town and Kikuyu had 1 case each. In Kisumu, the 19 cases are from Kisumu Central with 13, Kisumu East 3, Nyando 2, and Kisumu West 1.

In Mombasa County, the 14 cases are from Chamngamwe with 6, Mvita 4, Jomvu, Kisauni while Likoni and Nyali recorded 1 case each.

The country also recorded 106 recoveries over the last 24 hours with 25 drawn from the home-based care program while 81 were from various health facilities.

The latest numbers bring the cumulative number of recoveries to 24, 253.

Five fatalities were also recorded on Wednesday bringing the cumulative number of deaths resulting from the pandemic to 664.

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