Kenya surpasses 8000 mark as 181 test positive for COVID-19

Written By: Christine Muchira

COVID-19 cases

181 people have tested positive for COVID-19 out of 2,131 samples tested in the last 24 hours bringing to 8,067 the caseload of those confirmed positive in the country.

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The cumulative samples tested so far now stand at 191,394. Out of the new cases, 179 are Kenyans, while two are foreigners. 

In a statement from the Ministry of Health 123  of the new cases are males while 58 are females with the youngest being a four month old infant, while the oldest is 79 years.

Nairobi County is leading in number of positive cases with 134, Kiambu 19, Mombasa 9, Kajiado 6, Machakos 6,Lamu 3, Murang’a 2, Uasin Gishu 1, and Kirinyaga 1.

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The distribution of the cases by sub counties; in Nairobi, the 134 cases are in; Dagoretti North, (21), Embakasi East(21), Embakasi South (16), Westlands (11), Starehe (9), Mathare (8), Roysambu (8), Langata (6), Embakasi Central (5), Embakasi West (5), Kasarani (5), Makadara(5), Kibra (4), Dagoretti South (3), Embakasi North, (3), Kamukunji (3), and Ruaraka (1).

In Kiambu, the 19 cases are in, Thika (7), Limuru (3), Ruiru (3), Kabete (2), Kiambu Town (2), Juja (1), and Kikuyu (1).

In Mombasa, the 9 cases are in; Jomvu (3), Kisauni (2), Mvita (2), Likoni (1), and Nyali (1).

In Kajiado, the 6 cases are in Kajiado North, (3), Kajiado East, (2) and Kajiado West, (1). 

In Machakos, all the 6 cases are in Athi River, while in Lamu, all the (3) cases are in Lamu West.

In Murang’a, the (2) cases are in Kiharu. Uasin Gishu has one (1) case in Ainabkoi and Kiriyanga with(1) case in Mwea East.

127 patients have been discharged from various hospitals, bringing to 2,414 the total number of recoveries. 

Four more patients have succumbed to the disease, bringing to 164 the total fatality in the country.


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