Kenya records 137 new positive cases

Kenya records 137 new positive cases

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

6 October, 2020

The ministry has today announced that 137 people have tested positive from a sample of 1,258 tested in the last 24 hours. This now brings to 39,586 the cumulative number of cases in the country.  The gender distribution is 94 for males and 43 females while age distribution is 1 year old for the youngest and 81 years for the oldest.

The counties affected are Nairobi with 64, Turkana 34, Mombasa 12, Kiambu 8, Uasin Gishu 6, Trans Nzoia 4 with Meru, Nakuru, Kajiado, Kericho, Kisii, Kisumu, Laikipia, Machakos and Tharaka Nithi recording 1 each.

In Nairobi, 35 are from Starehe, 13 from Westlands, 4 from Dagoretti North, 3 from Langata, 2 from Makadara and Embakasi Central, Embakasi East, Embakasi South, Kasarani, Kibra, Roysambu and Ruaraka recording 1 each. In Turkana, 33 are from Turkana West and 1 from Turkana Central. In Mombasa, 5 are from Mvita, 4 from Nyali, 2 from Kisauni and 1 from Changamwe.  In Kiambu, there are 2 each from Juja, Kiambu and Ruiru and 1 each from Gatundu North and Kiambaa.

In Uasin Gishu, Ainabkoi and Kesses have 2 case each while Moiben and Turbo have 1 each. In Trans Nzoia, Cherangany and Kiminini have 2 case each. Meru’s case is from Igembe South, Nakuru’s case from Nakuru West, Kajiado’s case from Kajiado North, Kericho’s case from Bureti, Kisii’s case from Kitutu Chache South, Kisumu’s case from Kisumu Central, Laikipia’s case from Laikipia West, Machakos’ case from Athi River and Tharaka Nithi’s case from Tharaka South.

Another 296 people have recovered and been discharged, with 228  from Home-based care program and 68 discharged from various hospitals. The recoveries now stand at 27, 331 while the number of fatalities rose to 743 as 8 people succumbed to the disease.