165 discharged, 3 succumb

165 discharged, 3 succumb

Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr.Mercy Mwangangi | Courtesy of Ministry of Health

16 September, 2020

The ministry today announced that 92 people have tested positive from a sample of 2,985 tested in the last 24 hours. This now brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases in the country to 36, 393.  From today’s cases, all are Kenyan except 4. The gender distribution is 64 for males and 28 females with the youngest being 2 years old and the oldest being 75 years old.

The affected counties are Nairobi with 25, Mombasa 20, Nakuru 8, Garissa 7, Uasin Gishu 6, Kisumu 5, Turkana 4, Kiambu 4, Kakamega 3, Machakos 2, Kajiado 2, Busia 2 with Nyeri, Kilifi, Taita Taveta and Tana River having 1 each.

In Nairobi, 5 are from Westlands, 2 each from Dagoretti North, Embakasi South, Kamukunji, Lang’ata, Makadara, Roysambu and Ruaraka while Embakasi Central,  Embakasi East, Embakasi West, Kasarani, Kibra and Starehe recorded 1 case each. In Mombasa, 15 are from Mvita, 2 each from Kisuani and Nyali and 1 from Jomvu. In Nakuru, 6 are from Nakuru West and 1 each from Naivasha and Nakuru East. The cases in Garissa are from Dadaab with 5 and Garissa Town with 2 while Uasin Gishu has 2 cases each from Ainabkoi and Kesses and 1 case from Eldoret and Kasperet.

In Kisumu all cases are from Kisumu Central while the cases in Turkana are from Turkana West. The cases in Kiambu are from Kiambu Town with 3 and 1 from Kikuyu. Kakamega has 2 cases in Malava and 1 from Lurambi. Machakos has 1 case each from Athi river and Machakos Town while Kajiado has 1 case each from Kajiado East and Kajiado North. The cases in Busia are all from Teso North.  Nyeri’s case is from Tetu, Kilifi’s case from Malindi, Taita Taveta’s case from Taveta and the case in Tana River is from Bura.

She also reported that 165 people have recovered from the disease, with 60 being from home based care program and 105 having been discharged from various hospitals. Total recoveries now stand at 23, 529 while another 3 people have died within the same period taking fatalities to 637.