Cases hit an all time high with 1,395 people testing positive

Cases hit an all time high with 1,395 people testing positive

Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr.Rashid Aman | Courtesy of Ministry of Health

31 October, 2020

The ministry has today announced that 1,395 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours from 7,635 samples tested in the last 24 hours. This now brings to 55,192 the number of confirmed positive cases in the country. From the cases, males make up 879 of the numbers with females being 516 with all cases aged between 4 month old and 94 years old.

In terms of counties, the numbers are spread in Nairobi with 569, Nakuru 149, Kiambu 148, Mombasa 147, Uasin Gishu 60, Kilifi 41, Kericho 30, Laikipia 27, Machakos 26, Kajiado 25, Kisumu 19, Meru 18, Kakamega 15, Busia 14, Bungoma 13, Samburu 12, Nyeri 11, Siaya 10, Tharaka Nithi 9, Kisii 7, Bomet 6, Muranga’a, Taita Taveta 6, Homabay 4, Kwale 4, Elgeyo Marakwet 3, Nandi3, Embu 2, Baringo 2, Nyamira 2, Wajir 2, Migori 1, Nyandarua, Trans Nzoia, Narok 1 and Kirinyaga 1.

In Nairobi, 239 are from Lang’ata, Westlands 40, Kibra 39, Dagoretti North 33, Makadara 31, Embakasi West 29, Kasarani 28, Kamukunji 23, Embakasi East 20, Dagoretti North 19, Roysambu 16, Starehe 15, Mathare 9, 6 each from Embakasi North and Ruaraka, Embakasi Central 5 and 1 in Embakasi South. In Nakuru, 78 are from Nakuru East, 35 from Gilgil, Naivasha 8, 7 each from Nakuru North and Nakuru West, Rongai 6, Molo 3, 2 each from Kuresoi South and Subukia and 1 from Njoro. In Kiambu, Limuru has 35, Thika 32, Kikuyu 21, Ruiru 17, Kiambu 15, 8 each from Kabete and Kiambaa, Juja 6, 2 each from Gatundu South and Lari and 1 each from Gatundu North and Githunguri.

In Mombasa, Mvita has 77, Jomvu 31, Likoni 20, Nyali 12, Kisauni 6 and 1 from Changamwe. In Uasin Gishu, 37 are from Ainabkoi, Moiben 9, Kapseret 8, Turbo 4 and Soy 2. In Kilifi, 22 are from Kilifi South, Malindi 10, Kaloleni 7 and Kilifi North and Magarini recording 1 case each. In Kericho, Ainamoi has 16, Belgut 9, Kipkelion East 3 and Bureti 2. In Laikipia, 21 are from Laikipia West and 6 from Laikipia East. In Machakos, 19 are from Athi River, 3 each from Kangundo and Machakos Town and 1 from Matungulu. In Kajiado, 15 are from Kajiado North 15, 9 from Kajiado East and 1 from Kajiado Central. In Kisumu, all cases are from Kisumu Central while the cases in Meru are from Imenti North with 7, Imenti South 6, Imenti Central 3 and Igembe Central 2.

In Kakamega, 9 are from Mumias East, 4 from Mumias West and 1 each from Likuyani and Matungu. In Busia, all cases are from Matayos with the cases in Bungoma from Kimilili with 7 and Webuye East 6. In Samburu, all cases are from Samburu Central with the cases in Nyeri being from Tetu with 6 and Mathira East 5. In Siaya, 7 are from Rarieda and 3 from Alego Usonga. In Tharaka Nithi, 5 are from Tharaka South and 4 from Chuka with the cases in Kisii being from Kitutu Chache South with 6 and Nyaribari Masaba 1. In Bomet, all cases are from Bomet East with the cases in Murang’a recorded in Maragua with 3, Gatanga 2 and Kiharu 1. All cases in Taita Taveta are from Voi. In Homabay, 3 are from Homabay Town and 1 from Mbita with the cases in Kwale being from Msambweni with 3 and Lunga Lunga with 1.

In Elgeyo Marakwet, 2 are from Keiyo North and 1 from Marakwet West while in Nandi all cases are from Emgwen. Embu’s cases are all from Manyatta with the cases in Baringo being from Baringo Central and Koibatek. The cases in Nyamira are from Borabu and the cases in Wajir are from Wajir East. Migori’s case is from Awendo, Nyandarua’s case from Ol kalou, Trans Nzoia’s case from Kiminini, Narok’s case from Narok East and Kirinyaga’s case from Kirinyaga Central.

The ministry also announced that 1,087 people have recovered, 1,019 being from home based care and 68 being discharged from various hospitals. Recoveries now stand at 36,963. A further 15 people have succumbed to the disease bringing fatalities to 996.