Country records highest number of infections with 688 testing positive

Country records highest number of infections with 688 testing positive

Cabinet Secretary for Health (CS), Mutahi Kagwe | Courtesy of Ministry of Health

18 July, 2020

The Health CS, Mutahi Kagwe has announced the highest number of positive cases as 688 people have tested positive from a sample of 4,522 tested in the last 24 hours. This now brings the to 12,750 the number of total infections in the country.

The gender distribution is 425 for the males and 263 for the females with the youngest being a seventh month infant and oldest being 95 years.

Nairobi has 537 cases, Kiambu 59, Mombasa 18, Machakos 20, Busia 15, Kajiado 14, Kilifi 5, Laikipia 5, Meru 4, Tana River 2, Uasin Gishu 2, Nakuru 2 with Bungoma, Isiolo, Makueni, Migori and Narok 1.

Nairobi has 120 in Langata, Westlands 74, Starehe 64, Dagoretti North 61, Embakasi East 51, Kibra 28, Embakasi West 23, Makadara 20, Kamukunji 19, Ruaraka 17, Roysambu 15, Kasarani 14, Embakasi Central 12, Embakasi South 12 and Embakasi North 7. In Kiambu, Athi River has 16, Machakos Town 3 and Kangundo 1. In Mombasa, Jomvu has 7, Mvita 7, Changamwe 3 and Nyali 1.

In Busia, Teso South has 10, Matayos 3 and Teso North 2.In Kajiado, 8 are from Kajiado North and Kajiado East 6. In Kilifi, all are from Rabai, in Laikipia all are in Laikipia East and in Meru, 3 are from Igembe Central and 1 from Imenti North.

Tana River has 2 cases in Galole and Uasin Gishu’s cases are from Ainabkoi and Moiben. Nakuru’s cases are from Naivasha, Bungoma’s case from Bumala, Isiolo’s case from Isiolo Town, Makueni’s case from Kibwezi East , Migori’s case from Suna West and Narok’s case from Narok West.

He also announced that 457 people have been discharged from various hospitals taking recoveries to 4,440.  A reported 3 people have succumbed to the disease bringing fatalities to 225.