New high as Kenya records 213 COVID-19 cases, 10 deaths


Dr. Rashid Aman

Kenya has recorded a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases with 213 more people testing positive for the virus.

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This now brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country to 4,257.

The positive cases came from a sample pool of 6,024 people, also the highest pool so far following a backlog of samples following a shortage of reagents.

Reagents have since been replenished.

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The cumulative number of tests carried out since the pandemic broke out in Kenya stands at 130,498.

On a sad note, Kenya has also recorded the highest number of deaths in a single day. 10 patients have succumbed to COVID-19 raising the number of fatalities to 117 people.

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In a press briefing on Thursday, Health Ministry CAS Dr Rashid Aman further announced that 106 more patients had been discharged after fully recovering from the virus raising the number of recoveries to 1,459.

The youngest of the new cases is one year old, while the oldest is 73 years.

Out of the positive cases, 198 are Kenyans while 15 are foreigners. 151 are male and 62 are female.

The new cases are distributed as follows: Nairobi (136) Mombasa (32) Kajaido (13), Kiambu (7), Busia (5) Nakuru (4) Machakos (4), Garissa (3), Isiolo (3), Taita Taveta (2), with Kitui, Migori, Narok and Embu have one case each.

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The 136 cases in Nairobi come from Dagoretti North (36), Westlands (25), Kamukunji (17), Kibra (130) Makadara (11), Starehe (8), Langata (9), Kasarani (6), Embakasi East (4), Embakasi North (3), Ruaraka (3) and Embakasi  Central (1).

In Mombasa, Mvita leads with (20) cases, followed by Likoni and Kisauni with (5) cases each and Changamwe (2) cases.

In Kajiado County, the 13 cases are from Kajiado Central (7). Kajiado North (5) and Kajiado East (1).

In Kiambu County, the seven cases are from Ruiru (4), Kiambu Town (2) and Lari (1).

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In Busia, the 5 cases are from Teso North (3) and Teso South (2). In Nakuru County, the cases are from Naivasha (2) and Gilgil (1). In Machakos County, the cases are from Athi River (2) and Machakos Town (2).

In Garissa County, the cases are from Daadab (2) and Garissa Township. In Isiolo, the three cases are from Isiolo town while the two cases in Taita Taveta are from Voi.

In Kitui the one case is from Kitui South while in Migori County the case is from Suna East. Narok County also has one case from Narok North while that in Embu is from Manyatta.


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