631 people confirmed positive

631 people confirmed positive

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

23 October, 2020

The ministry has today confirmed that 631 people have tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours from 6,142 samples tested. This now brings to 47,843 the number of confirmed cases in the country. From today’s cases, 596 are Kenyans and 35 foreigners. Gender distribution is 420 for males and 211 for females with the age being between 1 year old and 91 years old.

The county distribution is; Nairobi 235, Mombasa 76, Kilifi 52, Kisumu 30, Uasin Gishu 28, Bungoma 23, Busia 23, Kiambu 22, Machakos 21, Nyeri 15, Kajiado 13, Homabay 12, Kisii 12, Trans Nzoia 11, Meru 10, Siaya 7, Turkana 6, Elgeyo Marakwet 6, Kakamega 4, Marsabit 3, Nakuru 3, Narok 3, Embu 3, Nyamira 2, Nandi  2, Makueni 2, Vihiga 2 with Nyandarua, Tharaka Nithi, Murang’a, Isiolo and Kwale recording 1 each.

In Nairobi, Westlands has 27, 18 each from Dagoretti North and Lang’ata, Embakasi South 15, 14 each from Embakasi East, Embakasi West, Ruaraka and Starehe, 13 each from Embakasi Central, Kasarani, Kibra and Makadara, Kamukunji 12, Roysambu 11, 10 each from Dagoretti South and Embakasi North and 6 from Mathare. In Mombasa, 36 are from Mvita, 13 from Jomvu, Kisauni 11, Likoni 9 and Nyali 7.In Kilifi, 21 are from Magarini, 18 from Malindi, 9 from Kilifi South, 2 from Kilifi North and 1 each from Kaloleni and Rabai.

In Kisumu, 23 are from Kisumu Central, 4 from Kisumu East, 2 from Seme and 1 from Kisumu West. In Uasin Gishu, 14 are from Ainabkoi, 12 from Turbo and 2 from Kesses. In Bungoma, 11 are from Kandunyi, 5 each from Kimilili and Webuye West and 1 each from Mt Elgon and Webuye East. In Busia, 15 are from Matayos, 7 from Teso North and 1 from Teso South. In Kiambu, 6 are from Thika, 4 from Kikuyu, 3 each from Kiambaa and Ruiru, 2 each from Gatundu South and Kabete and 1 each from Juja and Kiambu Town.

In Machakos, Athi River and Machakos Town have 8 each, Yatta 2 and 1 each from Kangundo, Matungulu and Mwala. In Nyeri, 14 are from Nyeri Central and 1 from Mathira East. In Kajiado, 9 are from Kajiado East and 4 from Kajiado North. In Homabay, 9 are from Homabay Town, 2 from Rachuonyo South and 1 from Nyaribari Chache. In Trans Nzoia, Kwanza and Saboti have 4 each and 3 from Kiminini. In Meru, 5 are from Imenti North, 3 from Igembe North and 2 from Igembe South.

In Siaya, 3 are from Alego Usonga and 2 each from Gem and Rarieda. In Turkana,  4 are from Turkana West and 1 each from Turkana Central and Turkana South. In Elgeyo Marakwet, 4 are from Keiyo North and 2 from Keiyo South. In Kakamega, 2 are from Ikolomani and 1 each from Lurambi and Malava. Marsabit’s cases are all from  Saku while Nakuru’s cases are from Naivasha, Nakuru East and Nakuru West. All the cases in Narok are all from Narok North while the cases in Embu are from Mbeere. The cases in Nyamira are from Borabu and Manga while the cases in Nandi are all from Nandi Hills.

Makueni’s cases are from Kibwezi East and Makueni while the cases in Vihiga are from Vihiga. Nyandarua’s case is from Kinangop, Tharaka Nithi’s case from Tharaka South, Muranga’s case from Kiharu, Isiolo’s case from Isiolo Town and Kwale’s case from Msambweni.

The recoveries rose to 33,421 with 371 being discharged in the same period with the country also registering 14 deaths taking fatalities to 884.