Covid-19 death toll at 599 as 2 succumb

Covid-19 death toll at 599 as 2 succumb

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

7 September, 2020

The Health CAS has today announced that 102 people have tested positive from 2,668 samples tested in the past 24 hours. This now brings the number of confirmed cases to 35,205. From today’s cases, all are Kenyans except 9  with the gender distribution being 51 for both males and females. The youngest of these is 1 year old while the oldest is 86 years old.

The distribution in the counties is; Nairobi 41, Kitui 11, Kiambu 7, Mombasa 6, Busia 5, Turkana 4, Nyeri 4, Taita Taveta 4, Meru 3, Murang’a 3, Kajiado 2, Machakos 2, Makueni 2, Bungoma 2, Kilifi 2, Embu 1, Laikipia 1, Garissa 1 and Kisumu 1.

In Nairobi, 5 are from Starehe, Embakasi West 4, Westlands 4, Kamukunji, Kasarani and Lang’ata 3 each, Dagoretti North, Embakasi Central, Embakasi East, Kibra, Makadara, Mathare, Roysambu and Ruaraka have 2 each while Dagoretti South, Embakasi North and Embakasi South have 1 case each. In Kitui, 3 are from Kitui East , 2 each from Kitui Rural and Kitui West and 1 each from Kitui Central and Mwingi Central. In Kiambu, Ruiru and Thika have 2 cases each while Kabete, Kiambaa and Kiambu Town have 1 each.

In Mombasa, 3 a are from Jomvu, 2 from Mvita and 1 in Kisauni. In Busia, 3 are from Matayos and 2 from Teso North. In Turkana, all cases are from Turkana West  and in Nyeri, 3 are from Nyeri Central and 1 from Mathira East. In Taita Taveta, 2 are from Voi while Mwatate and Wundanyi have 1 case each. In Meru all cases are from Igembe Central while the  cases in Murang’a are from Kandara.  The cases in Kajiado are from Kajiado North and Loitoktok while in Machakos  all are in Athi River.

In Makueni, all cases are in Makueni Town while in Bungoma all are in Kandunyi. The cases in Kilifi are all in Kilifi South. Embu’s case is from Manyatta, Laikipia’s case from Laikipia West, Garissa’s case from Garissa Town and Kisumu’s case in Kisumu Central.

Another 80 people have recovered and have been discharged, with 30 being from home-based care and 50 from various hospitals. This now brings the number of recoveries to 21,310. 2 more people have lost their lives in the same period taking fatalities to 599.