Covid-19 infections hit an all time high with 184 confirmed cases

Covid-19 infections hit an all time high with 184 confirmed cases

The Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) for Health, Dr. Rashid Aman | Courtesy of Ministry of Health

17 June, 2020

The ministry to day has announced the highest ever recorded number of positive cases as 184 people tested positive for the virus from a total of 2,518 samples tested in the last 24 hours. This now brings the total number of infections in the country to 4,044.

All of the positive cases are Kenyans with 129 males and 55 females.

The Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) for Health, Dr. Rashid Aman, announced that 111 of the cases are in Nairobi, 19 in Mombasa, Kajiado 14, Meru 13, Kiambu 9, Busia 6, Nakuru 4, Machakos 3  with Kwale, Garissa, Kisumu, Vihiga and Taita Taveta recording 1 case each. Vihiga joins the list of affected counties as the number now stands at 40 counties.

In Nairobi, 33 of the casesa are from Westlands, 19 from Kibra, 18 from Lang’ata, 15 from Embakasi East, 12 from Dagoretti North, 4 from Kamukunji, 2 from Makadara, 2 from Starehe, 2 from Embakasi Central and Embakasi West, Roysambu, Kasarani and Embakasi South having 1 case each.

In Mombasa, Mvita has 9, Changamwe 4, Likoni 2, Nyali 2, with Jomvu and Kisauni having 1 case each. In Kajiado, 12 of the cases are from Kajiado Central with Kajiado East and North recording 1 each. In Meru, all cases are from Imenti North while in Kiambu 3 are from Lari, 2 from Juja and Kabete, Kikuyu, Kiambu Town and Limuru having 1 each.

In Busia, all cases are truck drivers from Malaba with 5 and Matayos with 1. In Nakuru, 3 are from Naivasha and 1 from Nakuru East. All of Machakos’ cases are from Athi River while in Kwale the case is from LungaLunga. Kisumu’s case is from Kisumu Central, Garissa’s case from Garissa Township, Taita Taveta’s case from Taveta and the Vihiga case from Mbale Town.

The CAS also announced that 27 people have been discharged within the same period bringing recoveries up to 1,353. He also stated that 2 people people have lost their lives to the disease with total fatalities now at 107.