Kenya’s COVID-19 infections hit 28,104 after 679 test positive

Written By: Claire Wanja

Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi

The Ministry of Health has announced 679 more COVID-19 cases raising the county’s tally to 28,104.

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The new cases announced by Health CAS Dr Mercy Mwangangi come from a sample size of 6590 tested in the last 24 hours pushing the cumulative tests to 369,091.

From the cases 658 are Kenyans while 21 are foreigners. 400 are males and 279 females.

The youngest patient is 1-month-old while the oldest is 87-years-old.

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The distribution of the cases by counties is as follows; Nairobi 349, Kiambu 69, Kajiado 35, Machakos 25, Nyeri 23, Garissa 18, Mombasa 16, Kericho 14, Uasin Gishu 13, Nyandarua 13, Tharaka Nithi 11, Laikipia 9, Nakuru 8.

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Migori 8, Kisumu 7, Nandi 6, Busia 6, Meru 5, Muranga 4, Kirinyaga 4, Makueni 4, Isiolo 4, Tana River 4, Trans Nzoia 3, Homabay 3, Embu 3, Kitui 2, Vihiga 2, Narok 2 , Kilifi 2, , Kakamega 1, Baringo 1, Samburu 1, Siaya 1, Bomet 1, Taita Taveta 1, Nyamira 1.

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The number of fatalities now stands at 456 after 18 more patients succumbed to the disease.

Dr Mwangangi said 743 patients have recovered from the diseases. 685 are from the Home Based Care Program, while 58 were discharged from various hospitals. This brings the number of recoveries to 14, 610.

18 patients succumbed to the disease bring the fatalities to 456.

She announced  the death of a health worker at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI).

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“Mr Kamau Mugenda was the KEMRI Director of Corporate Affairs since 2017 until he succumbed to the disease. Mugenda will be remembered for human resource development, automation of the institute processes through supplementation of ERP systems and infrastructural development. He is being buried today. My sincere condolences to the families and friends of the late Mugenda and all those who have lost their loved ones. ” She said.

 

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