13 dead as COVID-19 infections rise to 37,707 after 218 new cases recorded


The Ministry of Health on Friday announced that 218 people tested positive for COVID-19 from a sample size of 5,424 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing to 37,707 the total number of confirmed infections in the country.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, in a statement to newsrooms, said from the cases all are Kenyans except 8 that are foreigners; 159 are males and 59 females while the youngest is a one-year old child and the oldest is 78.

Distribution of the cases by counties is as follows; Nairobi (68), Kisii (28), Mombasa (21), Kisumu (19), Kiambu (13), Kajiado (11), Busia (10), Machakos (8), Tharaka Nithi (6), Garissa (6), Taita Taveta (5), Nakuru (4), Uasin Gishu (3), Narok (2), Laikipia (2), Kakamega (2), Kericho (2), Homa Bay (1), Murang’a (1), Bomet (1), Kilifi (1), Makueni (1), Migori (1) Nyandarua (1) and Nyeri (1).

In terms of sub-county distribution, the 68 cases in Nairobi are from Starehe and Westlands (7) cases each, Lang’ata (6), Embakasi West (5), Dagoretti North, Embakasi Central, Embakasi East, Embakasi South, Kibra, Makadara and Roysambu (4) cases each, Dagoretti South, Kasarani and Ruaraka (3) cases each, Embakasi North, Kamukunji and Mathare (2) cases each.

In Kisii, the 28 cases are from Kitutu Chache South (27) and Kitutu Chache North (1).  In Mombasa, the 21 cases are from Jomvu (15), Kisauni (3), Mvita (2) and Nyali (1). In Kisumu, the 19 cases are from Kisumu Central and Kisumu East (8) cases each and Nyando (3).

In Kiambu, the 13 cases are from Kikuyu (4), Githunguri, Kabete and Lari (2) cases each, Kiambu Town, Limuru and Ruiru (1) case each, while in Kajiado, the 11 cases are from Kajiado North (7) and Kajiado East (4). In Busia, the 10 cases are from Matayos (7), Teso North (2) and Nambale (1).

In Machakos, the 8 cases are from Athi River and Machakos Town (3) cases each, Kangundo and Masinga (1) case each. In Tharaka Nithi, the 6 cases are from Mwimbi (5) and Igambang’ombe (1), while the 6 cases in Garissa, are from Dadaab (4) and Garissa Town (2).

In Taita Taveta, all the 5 cases are from Voi, while in Nakuru, the 4 cases are from Naivasha, Nakuru East, Nakuru West and Rongai (1) case each. In Uasin Gishu, the 3 cases are all from Ainabkoi.

In Narok, the 2 cases are from Narok North and Trans Mara (1) case each, the 2 cases in Laikipia are from Laikipia East and Laikipia West (1) case each, the 2 cases in Kakamega are all from Mumias West, the 2 cases in Kericho, are from Ainamoi and Buret (1) case each, while the 2 cases in Homabay, are all from Rachuonyo North.

The case in Murang’a, is from Kiharu, the case in Bomet is from Bomet Central, the case in Kilifi is from Rabai, the case in Makueni is from Mbooni, the case in Migori is from Rongo, the case in Nyandarua is from Ol Kalou and the case in Nyeri is from Nyeri Central.

CS Kagwe stated that, 170 people also recovered from the disease, 91 were discharged from various hospitals while 79 were under the Home-Based Care Program, totaling the number of to 24, 504.

The CS however added that 13 patients succumbed to the disease, bringing the fatality to 682.

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