Cases continue to rise

Cases continue to rise

Cabinet Secretary for Health (CS), Mutahi Kagwe | Courtesy of Ministry of Health

16 July, 2020

Health Cabinet Secretary, Mutahi Kagwe today announced that 421 people have tested positive from 3,895 samples tested in the last 24 hours bringing the total number of infections in the country to 11,673.

From the cases, 409 are Kenyans, 12 foreigners with 297 being males and 124 being females. The age distribution is between 1 year old and 93 years old.

Nairobi has 246 cases, Kiambu 38, Makueni 33, Busia 32, Kajiado 20, Mombasa 15, Migori 10, Machakos 9, Lamu 4, Uasin Gishu 3, Nakuru 3, Bomet 2, Kisumu 2, Laikipia 2, Narok 1 and Nyamira 1.

In Nairobi, 60 are from Starehe, Westlands 34, Dagoretti North 31, Langata 23, Embakasi East 22, Ruaraka 18, Kibra 12, Roysambu 10, Embakasi West 8, Makadara 7, Embakasi South 5, Kasarani 5, Kamukunji 3, Mathare 3 and Embakasi Central 2. In Kiambu, Kiambu Town has 14, Ruiru 14, Juja 4, Kabete 3, Kiambaa 2 and Limuru 1.  In Makueni, Kibwezi West has 31 and Makueni and Mbooni each have 1.

In Busia, Matayos has 17, Teso North 8, Teso South 6 and Bunyala 1. In Kajiado, 13 are from Kajiado North, 5 from Kajido East and 2 from Loitoktok. In Mombasa, 6 are from Mvita, 3 from Likoni, 3 from Nyali, 2 from Jomvu and 1 from Kisauni. In Migori, Suna East has 5, Kuria West  2, with Kuria East, Rongo and Suna West  has 1 each. The cases in Machakos are all from Athi River.

In Lamu, all cases are from Lamu West, Uasin Gishu  has 1 case each in Ainabkoi, Kapseret and Moiben. In Nakuru, 2 are from Nakuru East and 1 from Naivasha. In Bomet, the cases are in Bomet Central while in Kisumu the cases are in Kisumu Central. In Laikipia, all cases are in Laikipia East, Narok’s case is in Narok East and the case in Nyamira is in Masaba North.

The CS also announced that 58 people have been discharged from various hospitals bringing recoveries to 3,638while 8 people have also lost their lives bringing fatalities to 217.