141 test positive as 5 succumb

141 test positive as 5 succumb

Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr.Mercy Mwangangi | Courtesy of Nation Africa

24 September, 2020

Health Chief Administrative Secretary, Dr. Mercy Mwangangi has today announced that 141 people have tested positive from a sample of 3,307 tested in the last 24 hours. This now brings to 37,489 the cumulative number of cases in the country. From today’s cases, all are Kenyans except 7 who are foreigners. The gender distribution is 103 for  males and 38 females while age distribution is 4 year old for the youngest and 74 years for the oldest.

The counties affected are Trans Nzoia with 28, Nakuru 24, Nairobi 14, Mombasa 14, Kiambu 9, Migori 8, Kisumu 6, Kajiado 6, Uasin Gishu 5, Narok 5, Kitui 5, Turkana 4, Bungoma 2, Homabay 2, West Pokot 2, Machakos 2, Murang’a  1, Nandi 1, Meru 1 and Busia 1.

In Trans Nzoia, 7 are from  Saboti and 1 from Kiminini. In Nakuru, 13 are from Nakuru East, 5 from Naivasha, 4 from Nakuru West and 1 each from Gilgil and Rongai. In Nairobi, 3 are from Langata, 2 each from Westlands and Roysambu and 1 each from Dagoretti North, Embakasi East, Embakasi South, Kibra, Makadara, Ruaraka and Starehe.

In Mombasa, 6 are fro Kisauni, 5 from Jomvu, 2 from Mvita and 1 from Changamwe. In Kiambu, 5 are from Thika and 2 each from Kiambaa and Kiambu Town. In Migori, Kuria West and Suna East have 3 each while Awendo and Rongo have 1 each. In Kisumu 5 are from Kisumu Central and 1 from Nyakach while in Kajiado  4 are from Kajiado Central and 1 each from Kajiado North and Kajiado East. In Uasin Gishu, 3 are form Ainabkoi and 1 each from Kapseret and Turbo.

In Narok, 2 are from Narok West and 1 each from Narok East, Narok North and Transmara. In Kitui, all cases are from Kitui Central and in Turkana all cases are from Turkana West. In Bungoma al cases are from Kimilili while the cases in Homabay are from Ndhiwa. In West Pokot all cases are from the town while in Machakos al cases are from Athi River. Muranga’s case is from Kangema, Nandi’s case from Aldai, Vihiga’s case from Hamisi, Meru’s case from Imenti North and Busia’s case from Matayos.

She also announced that 81 people have recovered and been discharged, with 69 from various hospitals and 12 from Home-based care program. The recoveries now stand at 24, 334 while the number of fatalities rose to 669 as 5 peoplpe succumbed to the disease.