5 more people succumb as 208 are discharged

5 more people succumb as 208 are discharged

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

18 August, 2020

Health CAS, Dr. Rashid Abdallah has today announced that 271 people have tested positive for the Corona virus in the past 24 hours from 4,019 samples tested. This now brings the total number of those who have tested positive in the country to 30,636.  267 of the new cases are Kenyans and 4 are foreigners and the age distribution is 178 for males and 93 females. They are all aged between 1 year old for the youngest and 80 years for the oldest.

The county distribution of the cases are; Nairobi 99, Kiambu 20, Laikipia 20, Migori 18, Uasin Gishu 18, Busia 12, Lamu 11, Samburu 11, Turkana 10, Kajiado 9, Makueni 4, Garissa 4, Nakuru 4, Mombasa 3, Machakos 3, Murang’a 3, Kisumu 3, Kilifi 3, Taita Taveta 3, Tana River 3, Nandi 2, Nyeri 2, Marsabit 2, Kirinyaga 2, Kirinyaga 1, Vihiga 1, Embu 1 and Kitui 1.

He also reported that 208 patients have recovered and been discharged with 166 of them being from home based care program and 42 from various hospitals. 5 more people have succumbed in the same period raising deaths to 487.