Country records 213 new cases

Country records 213 new cases

26 August, 2020

The ministry today announced that 213 people have tested positive for Covid-19 virus from 4,017 samples tested in the past 24 hours. This now brings the total number of infections in the country to 33,016. From today’s cases, 207 are Kenyans with 6 foreigners with the youngest of the cases being an 8 month old infant and the oldest is 92 years old. The gender distribution stands at 139 males and 74 females.

The distribution in counties is; Nairobi 101, Mombasa 19, Busia 17, Kiambu 12, Machakos 8, Kajiado 7, Isiolo 5, Kericho 6, Meru 5, Bomet 4, Samburu 3, Bungoma 3, Kilifi 3, Kirinyaga 3, Kisii 3, Kisumu 2, Murang’a 2, Lamu 2, Nakuru 2, Makueni 2, Narok 1, Kwale 1, Tana River 1 and Uasin Gishu 1.

In Nairobi, Lang’ata has 24, Westlands 12, Dagoretti North 9, Starehe 6, 5 each from  Embakasi East, Embakasi  West, Kamukunji, 4 each from Dagoretti South, Embakasi Central, Embakasi North, Embakasi South, Mathare and Ruaraka,  and 2 each from Kasarani, Kibra, Makadara and Roysambu. In Mombasa, 7 are from Nyali,6 from Mvita, 3 from Jomvu, 2 from Likoni and 1 from Kisauni.

In Busia, 9 are from Teso South, 5 from Teso North and 3 from Matayos. In Kiambu, 5 are from Kiambu Town, 3 from Thika, 2 from Kikuyu and 1 from Lari. In Machakos, 5 are from Athi River, 2 from Kangundo and 1 from Machakos Town. In Kajiado, 5 are from Kajiado East and 2 from Kajiado North.  In Isiolo,  all cases are from Isiolo Town while in Kericho all are from Ainamoi.

In Meru, all cases in Imenti North and in Bomet all cases are from Bomet East. The cases in Samburu are all in Samburu Central while in Bungoma all are in Kandunyi. The cases in Kilifi are from Kaloleni,Kilifi North and Kilifi South. In Kirinyaga all cases are from Kirinyaga Central and in Kisii all are in Kitutu Chache South. In Kisumu, the cases are from Kisumu Central and Kisumu East while the cases in Murang’a are all in Maragua.

The cases in Lamu are all in Lamu West while the cases in Nakuru are all from Naivasha. In Makueni, the cases are from Mbooni and Makueni. Narok’s case is from Narok North, Kwale’s case from Msambweni, Tana River’s case is in Galole and the case in Uasin Gishu is in Ainabkoi.

The ministry also confirmed that 241 people have recovered and been discharged, 124 from home based care and 117 from hospitals raising the number of recoveries in the country to 19,296. Another 5 people have succumbed within the same period taking fatalities to 564.