Kenya continues to register spikes in infections with 972 confirmed positive

Kenya continues to register spikes in infections with 972 confirmed positive

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

15 November, 2020

The ministry has today announced that 972 people have tested positive from a  sample of 6,648 tested in the last 24 hours bringing to 70,245 the cumulative number of infections in the country. From today’s cases, 929 are Kenyans  and 43  foreigners. The gender distribution is 583 for males and 389 females with the youngest of the cases being a 5 month old infant with the oldest being 91.

The county distribution is; Nairobi 378, Kilifi 139, Mombasa 115, Kiambu 70, Machakos 42, Nakuru 31, Uasin Gishu 29, Kajiado 23, Meru 21, Murang’a 16, Busia 14, Nyeri 14, Kitui 12, Kisumu 8, Kakamega 7, Tharaka Nithi 7, Turkana 6, Kwale 6, Kisii 5, Bungoma 4, Homabay 4, Nandi  3, Embu 3, 2 each from Trans Nzoia, Taita Taveta, Isiolo, Laikipia, Mandera and 1 each from Samburu, Kirinyaga, Nyandarua, Makueni and Garissa.

In Nairobi, 49 are from Dagoretti North, Langa’ata 47, Westlands 37, Starehe 31, Dagoretti South 26, Kamukunji 25, 22 each from Embakasi North and Embakasi West, Kibra 20, 17 each from Embakasi East and Mathare, 15 each from Makadara and Ruaraka, Kasarani 13, Roysambu 10, Embakasi South 7 and Embakasi Central 5. In Kilifi, Malindi has 62, Magarini 42, Kaloleni 23 and 6 each from Kilifi North and Kilifi South. In Mombasa, Jomvu has 39, Mvita 27, Nyali 18, Kisauni 14, Likoni 11 and Changamwe  6. In Kiambu, Ruiru has 19, Thika 14, Kikuyu 13, Kiambu Town 7, Kiambaa 6, Juja 4, Kabete 3, Githunguri 2 and 1 each from Gatundu North and Limuru. In Machakos, Machakos Town has 18, Athi River 14, Yatta 8 and 1 each from Masinga and Mwala.

In Nakuru, Naivasha has 19, Nakuru East 8, Rongai 3 and Nakuru West 1. In Uasin Gishu, Ainabkoi has 16, Kesses 6, Kapseret 4, Soy 2 and Turbo 1. In Kajiado all cases are from Kajiado North. In Meru, Imenti North has 15, Imenti South 3, Tigania East 2 and Imenti Central 1. In Murang’a, Kiharu has 10, Kigumo 3, Gatanda  2 and Kagema 1. In Busia, Matayos has 10 and Nambale and Teso South have 2 each. In Nyeri, Nyeri Central has 9, 2 each fom Mathira East and Tetu and 1 from Mukurweini. In Kitui, Kitui Central has 9, Mwingi Central  2 and Mwingi West 1. In Kisumu, Kisumu Central has 7 and Kisumu East 1.

In Kakamega, Lurambi has 3, Malava 3 and Shinyalu 1. In Tharaka Nithi, Mwimbi has 4 and Tharaka South 3 while in Turkana all cases are from Turkana West. In Kwale, Msambweni has 3, Matunga 2 and  Kinango 1. In Kisii, Kitutu Chache South has 3 and 1 each from Bonchari and South Mugirango. In Bungoma, Kandunyi has 3 and Webuye East has 1 while in Homabay, Homabay Town has 2 and 1 each from Mbita and Rachuonyo South. In Nandi, all cases are from Emgwen while the cases in Embu are from Manyatta with 2 and Runyenjes with 1. In Trans Nzoia, Cherengany and Endebes have one each with all cases from Taita Taveta coming from Voi.

All cases in Isiolo are from Isiolo Town while the cases in Laikpia are from Laikipia East. In Mandera, Mandera South and Mandera East have one each. Samburu’s case is from Samburu Central, Kirinyaga’s case from Kirinyaga Central, Nyandarua’s case from Ol Kalou, Makueni’s case from Kibwezi West and Garissa’s case from Dadaab.

The ministry also reported that 352 people have recovered from the disease, 253 coming from home-based care and 99 discharged from various hospitals. Recoveries now stand at 45,766. Another 20 people have unfortunately succumbed within the same period with fatalities now at 1,269